Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard became the second player in school history to break the 2,000-yard mark in a single season with a 16-yard run late in the second quarter of the Texas Bowl. Hubbard and the Cowboys lead Texas A&M at halftime of the Texas Bowl, 14-7.
Barry Sanders is the only other player in school history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season, doing so for Oklahoma State during his magnificent 1988 season with 2,850 yards.
The game got off on the wrong foot for the Aggies when they fumbled away the football on the second play of the game. Although that led to a missed field goal by Oklahoma State, it was the Cowboys who built an early lead with back-to-back touchdown drives in the first quarter. Cowboys kicker Matt Ammendola has missed two field goals, allowing Texas A&M to hang closer on the scoreboard at the half.
Texas A&M’s only score came on a short run by Isaiah Spiller from the goal line. Quarterback Kellen Mond had a costly fumble at the end of an earlier red zone trip, losing the football at the five-yard line on a second down.