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High Noon Highlights (10/17): Appreciation for Chuba Hubbard

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Hubbard’s insane season:

Watch Stadium’s Andy Wittry wrote about the video game-like numbers being put up by Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard.

Guess what? Current Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard’s production at the midpoint of the regular season isn’t too far behind that of Sanders in ’88.

Hubbard has 1,094 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on 6.75 yards per carry, giving him a 268-yard advantage over the nation’s second-leading rusher, Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins.

For perspective, Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, who’s in the Heisman conversation, is one yard behind Dobbins. Bovada lists Taylor and Dobbins among the players with the nine best odds to win the award, while there’s no mention of Hubbard.

While Oklahoma State is 4-2 and tied for sixth place in the Big 12 entering Week 8, there’s no reason that Hubbard shouldn’t get the same attention as Taylor and Dobbins, even though the latter two play for undefeated, top-10 teams.

Even Wayne Gretzky is giving praise to the running back from Edmonton, Canada {Stadium}

Hovland sets record:

Former Oklahoma State golfer Viktor Hovland now holds a record on the PGA Tour. With 18 consecutive rounds in the 60s.

On the PGA Tour the remarkably consistent Hovland has carded just a single round over 71 since turning professional after the US Open.

That was a 73 in the final round of his first event as a pro at the Travelers Championship.

He has played one event on the European Tour as a professional, the BMW PGA at Wentworth last month where he tied 11th with rounds of 69-69-70-70.

Yet to record a win, Hovland’s rise in 2019 has been little short of sensational. {Yahoo}

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