2020 Doak Walker Odds Favor Chuba Hubbard Winning Top Running Back

Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard

Chuba Hubbard is listed as the favorite to win the 2020 Doak Walker Award as the best running back in college football. Photo courtesy @PFF_College (twitter).
  • The Doak Walker award is given to the best running back in college football
  • OK State RB Chuba Hubbard was a finalist for the award last year after leading the NCAA in both rushing attempts and yards
  • Here’s why Hubbard is listed as the favorite and why you should be on him before the odds change

With Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor now proudly a member of the Indianapolis Colts there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for college football running backs. Taylor won the Doak Walker award in both 2018 and 2019. With him out of the picture, there will be a new player holding the trophy come the end of this season.

The early odds favor 2019 finalist Chuba Hubbard of Oklahoma State, who is narrowly ahead of Clemson’s Travis Etienne.

2020 Doak Walker Award Odds

Player Odds
Chuba Hubbard (OK State) +400
Travis Etienne (Clemson) +500
Najee Harris (Alabama) +600
Kenneth Gainwell (Memphis) +700
Max Borghi (Wash. State) +800
Kylin Hill (Miss. State) +900
CJ Verdell (Oregon) +1000
Javian Hawkins (Louisville) +1000
Journey Brown (Penn State) +1000
Pooka Williams (Kansas) +1000
Zamir White (Georgia) +1200
Trey Sanders (Alabama) +1500
Jaret Patterson (Buffalo) +1800

Odds as of July 14th.

Hubbard is also the top running back in the 2020 Heisman Trophy Odds and for good reason. Here’s the case why you should get your money in on the top choice sooner rather than later.

OK State Will Use Hubbard Early & Often

Last year, Hubbard led college football in both rushing attempts with 328 and rushing yards with 2,094. He was no slouch when it came to punching the ball over the goal line either, finishing third with 21 touchdowns.

With Hubbard auditioning for the Doak Walker award, the Heisman Trophy and, maybe most importantly, NFL scouts, expect him to get the rock a ton in 2020.

Hubbard was a finalist for the award last season with Taylor and Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins. With Taylor and Dobbins both moved on to the next level, it’s Hubbard’s turn to take the title as best running back in college football before he joins them in the league.

Hubbard’s Interest in Social Justice a Big Positive

When head coach Mike Gundy was photographed wearing a One America News (OAN) shirt, the relationship between Hubbard and his coach went downhill in a hurry. While the Gundy wasn’t fired, he did have his pay cut by $1 million while also having a year trimmed off his contract. The punishment wasn’t what the players were looking for, however, they wanted “change”.

Hubbard was a vocal leader in making sure the OK State family used this incident as a rallying point as opposed to a divisive issue that could fracture the program. Some may have seen what happened as a negative that took away from football, but I think it’s just the opposite. It strengthened the bond the players have and also provides Hubbard with a fantastic opportunity. What better way to continue making positive waves in the world of social justice than by becoming a household name competing for, and potentially winning, major awards.

Voters won’t expressly state that Hubbard’s leadership on social justice swayed their opinion. But these are humans and they will inevitably have their biases when it comes time to cast ballots.

Bet Hubbard Before Odds Move

If the Big 12 decides to play a conference-only schedule like the Big Ten and PAC-12, the numbers may not be as eye-popping for Hubbard this year as they were last but he’ll still find a way to prove he’s the best in college football.

Bet on the Cowboys running back before the odds move. His +400 line is a gift.


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