Chuba Hubbard didn’t need a record-setting run to give the Oklahoma State football team a quick lead against Kansas.
He just had to be himself and use his speed in the red zone.
The Cowboys are up 24-0 against Kansas at halftime in Boone Pickens Stadium, and Hubbard is responsible for OSU’s first two touchdowns.
On the fourth play of the Cowboys’ first offensive drive, he rushed 15 yards into the end zone. Hubbard, OSU’s redshirt sophomore star speedster, scored again on a 4-yard run with three seconds left in the first quarter. Hubbard has 17 carries for 100 yards, and he caught a 21-yard pass from redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders.
Sanders extended the Cowboys’ lead to 21-0 when he launched a deep pass to wide receiver Dillon Stoner, who scored a 51-yard touchdown with 5:13 left until halftime. Since Tylan Wallace’s ACL injury, Stoner has stepped up as OSU’s top receiver. He leads the Cowboys with four receptions for 107 yards at half.
The OSU defense held KU to 96 first-half yards and challenged quarterback Carter Stanley. Trace Ford, a freshman defensive end, grabbed the Cowboys’ first interception and carried it for five yards to the 50-yard line in the second quarter. Later in the quarter, OSU had another interception when Kolby Harvell-Peel, a sophomore safety, caught Stanley’s tipped pass after a KU first down.
The Cowboys had a chance to add to their lead after Ford’s interception, but Matt Ammendola missed a 45-yard field goal attempt. From punting to attempting field goals, special teams have struggled for OSU and KU. Ammendola redeemed himself with a 44-yard field goal to bring the Cowboys’ lead to 24-0, but he missed a 48-yard attempt just before halftime.