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Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard snubbed as Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor wins 2019 Doak Walker Award

The best running back in the country didn’t win.

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Despite being statistically the best running back in the country, Oklahoma State redshirt sophomore Chuba Hubbard didn’t win the 2019 Doak Walker Award on Thursday.

It was Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor who won the award for the second straight year. Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins was also a finalist.

Hubbard led the FBS in rushing yards, rushing yards per game, yards after contact (via Pro Football Focus), all-purpose yards, all-purpose yards per game and rushes of at least 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 yards.

*All stats prior to Championship Saturday

Rushing Yards
1. Chuba Hubbard 1,936
2. Jonathan Taylor 1,761
3. J.K. Dobbins 1,657

Rushing Yards Per Game
1. Chuba Hubbard 161.3
2. Jonathan Taylor 146.8
3. J.K. Dobbins 138.1

Rushing Touchdowns
1. Chuba Hubbard 21
2. Jonathan Taylor 20
3. J.K. Dobbins 19

Rushing Yards after Contact (via Pro Football Focus)
1. Chuba Hubbard 1,191
2. Jonathan Taylor 1,076
3. J.K. Dobbins 959

All-Purpose Yards
1. Chuba Hubbard 2,161
2. Jonathan Taylor 1,962
3. J.K. Dobbins 1,857

All-Purpose Yards Per Game
1. Chuba Hubbard 180.1
2. Jonathan Taylor 163.5
3. J.K. Dobbins 154.8