NCAA Football

OSU football: Hubbard named co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

OSU football: Hubbard named co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

STILLWATER – It didn’t take long for redshirt freshman Chuba Hubbard to show Oklahoma State fans what he was capable of.

His performance against Missouri State earned him Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday. He shared the accolade with TCU’s Derius Davis.

Hubbard led the Cowboys with 149 all-purpose yards in his first collegiate game. He rushed the ball for 42 yards on seven carries, but his highlight reel shined with a 54-yard touchdown catch.

After hauling in a swing pass, Hubbard quickly made a defender miss before weaving his way down the left sideline and into the end zone. He finished with 65 receiving yards and also tallied 42 return yards.

His 42-yard return was longer than any the Cowboys had last season.

Hubbard and the Cowboys (1-0) return to action at 7 p.m. Saturday when South Alabama comes to Boone Pickens Stadium. OSU captured last season’s matchup, 44-7, in Mobile, Alabama.

More in NCAA Football

John E. Hoover: Riley knows Sooners have been close, but now must take that next step

John E. HooverJuly 16, 2019

Grinch and Co. Could Take Cues From Familiar Foe

Ryan ChapmanJuly 11, 2019

John E. Hoover: Sooners’ Kennedy Brooks reportedly cleared of Title IX inquiry, returns to team

John E. HooverJuly 9, 2019

John E. Hoover: One week from Big 12 Media Day, this league is all about starting anew in 2019

John E. HooverJuly 8, 2019

Sniffing Out OU’s Potential Trap Games

Ryan ChapmanJune 27, 2019

The Franchise