There’s not a single running back in the entire country that is having a bigger breakthrough to start the regular season than Oklahoma State’s redshirt sophomore Chuba Hubbard. On the season so far, Hubbard leads in the nation in rushing yards with 521 and has seven rushing touchdowns. He’s averaging an impressive 7.9 yards per carry.
Gundy turned to Hubbard to beat Tulsa last week as he posted 256 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He even started out the game with a 75-yard touchdown run to get his offense off and running early on the road. That was one of three rushing touchdowns he had that came with more than 30 yards on a single play.
The dynamic between Hubbard and Sanders out of the backfield makes the run-pass option game very hard to defend from this Oklahoma State offense. Gundy likely knows that heading into a game which a top notch defensive coordinator like Orlando facing off against him.
Keeping up with the pace and production of Hubbard is going to be a challenge for the Texas football defense and sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram both. Oklahoma State is sure to use the rushing threat that is Hubbard to keep the Texas secondary honest.