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Big 12 Football Players of the Week: Chuba Hubbard, Clay Johnston Lead the Way

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Oregon State

It’s time to name our Big 12 Players of the Week as we look at the top performances on offense, defense and special teams. Yes, there are always several players to debate, but we try to make this as fair as we can, while backing up our decision with stats and facts.

Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week: Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard

Hubbard continues to prove why he may be the most lethal skill position player in the entire Big 12 Conference. Hubbard took on a good run defense in Kansas State and churned out 296 rushing yards including rushes of 53, 84 and 44 yards. Hubbard now leads the country with 938 rushing yards on the season. Second place has 654 yards. And here’s how to put Hubbard’s ability into perspective and what it’s done to Mike Gundy’s style on offense: There have been 10 games of 200 rush yards in the Mike Gundy era (15 years). Chuba Hubbard has three of them in the last 30 days.

 

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week: Baylor LB Clay Johnston

Clay Johnston had an incredible game for a Baylor defense that did a really good job (especially for three quarters) against Iowa State on Saturday. Johnston had 13 tackles, seven solo, one sack, 1.5 tackles for loss, two passes defended and a quarterback hurry. The Bears held the Cyclones to 63 rushing yards for under three yards per carry. Johnston seemed to be all over the field and deserves plenty of credit for that.

Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week: Jalen Reagor

Reagor helped turn Saturday’s win over KU into a blowout with his 73-yard punt return for a touchdown. Reagor finished with five punts returned for nearly 140 yards to help swing field positions on other drives as well, making life easier for his true freshman quarterback Max Duggan.

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