STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State fans can breathe a bit easier after Cowboys All-American running back Chuba Hubbard told reporters he IS planning to play in the upcoming Texas Bowl against Texas A&M.
But, facing a scrum of cameras and microphones, Hubbard said he's still thinking about whether to return to OSU for his redshirt junior season or declare for the NFL Draft.
"I'm just taking it day-by-day," he said of the big decision he has yet to make. "It's kinda premature. Like I've said a couple of times I'm just taking it slow. It's a big decision so I'm just taking everything in."
As to why he is already committing to the bowl game before he decides whether he'll stay in Stillwater for another season or move on to the pros?
"I've been with this team for some time now and I really just wanted to close out the season the right way," he said.
And there's another thing too.
"I wanna win. I wanna win (another) bowl game. Since I've been here we've won the last two so...it'd just be a great way to cap off the season."
There's no official word yet on whether Spencer Sanders or Dru Brown will join Hubbard in the Cowboy backfield. Sanders is expected to be medically cleared from his thumb surgery this week. Mike Gundy may be able to shed some light on that during his Wednesday news conference.
Dru Brown has started in place of Sanders at quarterback but is dealing with his own thumb injury.
In the photo above you can see his right hand and thumb in a wrap, similar to what he's been wearing the last few weeks. Brown told reporters he's fine and wouldn't speculate about Sanders. He said he's preparing the same way he has for every game this season, as if he will be the starter.
The Cowboys will fly to Houston on Saturday and are set to play Texas A&M a week from Friday in the Texas Bowl.
In the block below you can hear Chuba Hubbard's session with the media from Tuesday afternoon.