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RECAP: Chuba Hubbard has record day in Oklahoma State’s 40-21 win at Tulsa

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Hubbard runs for 256 yards and three touchdowns.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Oklahoma State at Tulsa Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Chuba Hubbard rushed for a career-high 256 yards and three touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State past Tulsa 40-21 on Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium.

Other than Hubbard, OSU’s offense looked anemic at times with only 169 passing yards, including a 90-yarder from Tylan Wallace that was pass interference. Wallace is so good you can get penalized and he’s still going to score.

Hubbard started the game with touchdown runs of 75 and 30 yards in the first four minutes of the game for OSU (3-0).

The first 10 seconds of the game. To the house! I cannot say enough good things about this kid.

Drive No. 2 of the game. Look familiar?

And OSU’s defense looked... not good in the first half. They gave up three touchdowns, and flat out looked like they were being worn out by Tulsa’s offense. OSU didn’t have an answer for Shamari Brooks, who ended the half with 91 rushing yards.

OSU redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders was limited to 43 passing yards in the first half compared to Zach Smith’s 123 yards through the air. Sanders look visibly frustrated coming off the sidelines at times.

Sanders also had an interception in the second quarter that looked like he had a good throw but made a bad decision to throw into coverage. Combine that with Tulsa’s defense covering Wallace most of the first half and Sanders’ troubles throwing, the Cowboys’ quick start vanished and they trailed 21-20 at half.

The second half started with a bang defensively with freshman Trace Ford making a grown man play and breaking up a pass. OSU defensive coordinator Jim Knowles’ squad made adjustments and shut out Tulsa in the second half. Kolby Peel punctuated the effort with a sack early in fourth.

OSU also found an answer for Brooks, limiting him to only 16 of Tulsa’s 35 total offensive yards in the second half.

As the Cowboys defense delivered, the offensive gameplan changed to have Sanders run more.

Wallace also finally got to run free after begging to all day.

Hubbard’s third score of the day topped it off by covering the spread.

Up next

OSU, as expected, enters Big 12 play next week undefeated with confidence and some things to work on. The Cowboys head south to Austin to play Texas next Saturday.