The Cowboys (7-3, 4-3 Big 12) scored just three minutes into the game off Hubbard’s 15-yard run, and they never let up with a 24-0 halftime lead. OSU head coach Mike Gundy pulled Hubbard late in the game after 23 carries against the 124th-ranked KU defense.
Hubbard joined Spencer Sanders on the sideline as the redshirt freshman quarterback reportedly went out with a thumb injury. Sanders was 12 for 18 and threw for 168 yards and one touchdown, while Brown was 3 for 5 for 70 yards and a score.
Dillon Stoner had five catches for a career-high 150 yards and two touchdowns, including a 43-yard dime from Brown, a graduate transfer.
The severity of Sanders’ injury is unknown, but Brown showed if he’s needed to step in OSU is in good hands.
OSU’s defense had a strong game with three interceptions coming from three separate KU quarterbacks, with Kolby Harvell-Peel snagging two and Trace Ford the other. The Cowboys also had five broken up passes and two sacks.
Matt Ammedola did not have his best game missing three of four field goals as he battled the wind, but he did connect on all four extra point attempts. It’s the second straight week Ammendola has missed at least one field goal after a perfect start to the season.
Ammendola wasn’t alone in his struggles in the kicking game as Tom Hutton averaged 30.4 yards on five punts.
KU’s Carter Stanley threw two touchdown passes of 14 and 9 yards in the fourth quarter with the game well out of reach.
It was the first meeting between KU head coach Les Miles and OSU coach Mike Gundy, who was Miles’ offensive coordinator from 2001-04 in Stillwater before Miles left for LSU and Gundy took over for the Cowboys. Gundy is 10-1 against the Jayhawks, including 10 straight since 2010.
The Cowboys head to West Virginia to take on the Mountaineers. Kickoff time and broadcast information have yet to be announced.