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Chuba, Still Great — Especially Compared to His Competition

King stay king.



OSU’s media relations department send out several emails this week — as they should — touting Chuba Hubbard as a Heisman contender. I normally don’t just pull straight from these press releases but as I read through and started laughing out loud and snorting before I was halfway done, I figured it was good enough to share with you guys.

Here we are. The goat vs. the non-goats. Hubbard against Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin and J.K Dobbins of the Ohio State University.

Rushing Yards
1. Chuba Hubbard               1,832
2. Jonathan Taylor               1,685
3. J.K. Dobbins                       1,446

Rushing Yards Per Game
1. Chuba Hubbard               166.5
2. Jonathan Taylor               153.2
3. J.K. Dobbins                       131.5

Rushing Touchdowns
1. Chuba Hubbard               20
2. Jonathan Taylor               18
3. J.K. Dobbins                       15

Rushing Yards after Contact (via PFF)
1. Chuba Hubbard               1,152
2. Jonathan Taylor               1,037
3. J.K. Dobbins                       894

Explosive Runs (20 yards or longer)
1. Chuba Hubbard               17
2. J.K. Dobbins                       14
3. Jonathan Taylor               11

Receiving Yards
1. Chuba Hubbard               170
2. Jonathan Taylor               162
3. J.K. Dobbins                       151

Receiving Yards Per Game
1. Chuba Hubbard               15.5
2. Jonathan Taylor               14.7
3. J.K. Dobbins                       13.7

All-Purpose Yards
1. Chuba Hubbard               2,044
2. Jonathan Taylor               1,847
3. J.K. Dobbins                       1,597

All-Purpose Yards Per Game
1. Chuba Hubbard               185.8
2. Jonathan Taylor               167.9
3. J.K. Dobbins                       145.2

Percentage of Team’s Total Offense Output
1. Chuba Hubbard               35.0
2. Jonathan Taylor               34.7
3. J.K. Dobbins                       27.4

Percentage of Team’s All-Purpose Yardage
1. Chuba Hubbard               34.2
2. Jonathan Taylor               32.1
3. J.K. Dobbins                       25.0

Single-Game Rushing High
1. Chuba Hubbard               296 yards vs. Kansas State
2. Jonathan Taylor               250 yards vs. Iowa
3. J.K. Dobbins                       193 at Indiana

Single-Game Receiving High
1. Chuba Hubbard               88 yards at West Virginia
2. J.K. Dobbins                       58 vs. Wisconsin
3. Jonathan Taylor               48 yards at South Florida

The one that really made me chortle was the percentage of team’s offensive output — 35 percent! And most of that was pre-Tylan injury. Against WVU last week, it jumped to 68 percent of OSU’s output.

If OSU beats OU and Chuba runs wild, he’ll bein New York ahead of these other two cats. And even if he doesn’t and they don’t, he’ll probably still deserve it.


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