It was Week 3 of the 2019 season when Chuba Hubbard started playing Tulsa with a 75-yard touchdown and threw his name into the Heisman Trophy debate.
Hubbard ended the day with a career-high 256 yards in a match that led him to 2,094 yards, a national leader during the season.
For various coronavirus-related reasons, Week 3 of the 2020 season is actually Cowboy’s Week 1.
On Saturday, Hubbard was named No. 1 Heisman had the first chance to become a hopeful.
Again against Tulsa.
In his first match at Oklahoma State, Hubbard handed off and scored 2 yards. He only had 35 yards by halftime, and it was necessary to run 20 yards in the 4th quarter to reach 75 yards on the way to 93 yards for the game.
Hubbard’s 3-yard tank destroyer opened four quarters and the 11th place Oklahoma State won a 16-7 victory over Tulsa.
And likewise, Heisman’s hype about Hubbard has to wait. So bad He’s a great story from a college football hotbed in Alberta, Canada.
Seeing Hubbard in the Oklahoma State jersey also reminds me of the season when Barry Sanders, who had the best season in college football history, won the Heisman title in 1988 when he ran to record a record 2,850 yards and 44 touchdowns.
The reason Sanders’ effort is particularly noteworthy locally is that it ended up with 222 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Holiday Bowl. The number was scored despite OSU sitting in the fourth quarter, winning 62-14 against Wyoming.
Hubbard and Sanders are always connected by school and position, but otherwise they cannot be compared.
Not rushing more than 100 yards after gaining 161 yards in one game last season isn’t how Hubbard can keep up in Sanders’ footsteps.
This century has been difficult enough to jump back in favor of the Heisman voters.
The quarterback has won Heisman 17 times over the past 20 seasons. Three running bags, Alabama’s Derek Henry, Mark Ingram, and USC’s Reggie Bush, are the only players to stop QB from sweeping the prize.
Recall the days when running bags ruled Heisman. They won 35 times in their first 50 years and won the 11th consecutive year (including Ohio State’s Archie Griffin twice) from 1972-83. “OK, Boomer.”
Both ESPN and USA Today’s Heisman Watch lists included three running bags: Hubbard (8th in the vote a year ago), Clemson’s Travis Etienne, and Alabama’s Najee Harris.
Etienne, trapped in Lawrence’s shadow, and Harris, who make their Missouri debut next week, continue.
N is knowledge
When Big Ten announced last month that the season had been postponed, many were confused.
It includes all of Nebraska, where the Cornhuskers seemed to have decided to ignore the decision.
“Our university is committed to playing whatever it looks like or what it looks like. We want to play it no matter who it is or where it is,” Cornhuskers chief coach Scott Frost said on social media.
At the time, Yahoo Sports asked Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren if Nebraska could start and plan the match himself.
“No,” Warren said. “I am not a member of the Victen Conference.”
Big Ten flipped the course this week, but it didn’t show up at the conference, and Cornhuskers fixed the issue in the weeks between then and now.
Not unless the Big Ten schedule announced on Saturday makes no sense.
Nebraska’s opening game took place in Ohio, and ranked second nationwide in AP’s top 25 preseason polls.
Nebraska will play for three weeks in Wisconsin, Northwestern and Pennsylvania. This means the Cornhuskers are staring at 1 or 3 starters. And that’s 13-10 at home last season if they could pass the Northwestern team.
I haven’t seen Frost’s tweets today.
What’s hindering Pac-12 from formulating after a major weekday workout at the fifth Power 5 conference returning for fall football?
Oregonian’s John Canzano wrote: “Some Pac-12 conference coaches are giving middle fingers to conference headquarters.”
The coach doesn’t seem too happy with seeing some players opt out and others transfer and sign, as Pac-12 doesn’t seem to be as serious about football as his peers.
So some coaches have suggested that it can take up to two months to get ready for the match. There were people who suggested half of that time that they longed for all summer.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott mentioned the start in early November with only six or seven games remaining.
The Pac-12 CEO group is expected to make a decision on the matter during Thursday’s meeting.
“Part of the delay today is rooted in the lack of leadership that coaches come from at the meeting,” Canzano said. They are not happy with how this went. None of us can.”
Never give up
The Navy lost to BYU 55-3 in its first match and followed Tulane by 24 points on Saturday, setting the stage for the biggest comeback in school history.
Midshipmen scored 27 consecutive goals with a 33-yard field goal as time expired, scoring 27-24 wins.
“I don’t have much to say other than’wow,”’ said Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo later. “It’s a testament to the youth of the US Naval Academy.”
“These people will protect us and serve our country. This is the type of young man you have and will not quit. ”
After the Navy rests next week, they will face off against the Air Force on October 3rd, giving Mountain West fans a chance to grow a falcon.
DeVito has been popular on Twitter for a while on Saturday.
Fans of actor Danny DeVito took a collective breath before realizing that their beloved actor was okay.
Reference is to Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito. He was the most fired quarterback in the country last season, hitting his back almost five times per game.
DeVito took the national lead this year, having been fired seven times in last week’s match against North Carolina.
Starting off against Pitt on Saturday, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit said: “See Tommy’s clean jersey when you can. There will be lots of glue stains on the object.”
Herbstreit was right.
DeVito was fired seven more times against Pitt. He left the game for the series in the second quarter after finishing one of the sacks.
Backup QB Rex Culpepper (former NFL lineman and son of “Survivor” reality TV star Brad Culpepper) threw two 69-yard touchdown passes after DeVito left. Culpepper first passed TD since colonized with testicular cancer two years ago.
DeVito’s jersey could remain clean next week against Georgia Tech.
A year ago this week, Governor Gavin Newsom’s name appeared on the sports page in connection with the bill’Fair Pay for Play Act’ on his desk (starting January 1, 2023, players benefit from name, image and appearance. The bill has been passed to help you get it. ).
This week, Newsom’s name reappeared on the sports page, claiming that there were no state guidelines preventing Pac-12 players (or Mountain West) from playing.
I have no choice but to imagine what it will bring next year.