A former Bev Facey Falcon will take part in a bowl game this season.
Sherwood Park's Chuba Hubbard and the Oklahoma State Cowboys were selected to face the University of Missouri Tigers in the 2018 Liberty Bowl.
"I was happy. Really just to get to a bowl game is always a good thing and what we work for all year," said Hubbard. "It's always good to end the season on a high note."
Hubbard made major strides in the last five games of the regular season. In those games, he finished with a total of 80 rush attempts for 411 yards, while knocking off Texas and West Virginia.
The Cowboys season didn't go as planned, from injuries piling up, to multiple players transferring mid-season, leaving the bunch to finish with a 6-6 record. Missouri (8-4) on the other hand, is ranked 24th in the country and has won four straight games going into the Liberty Bowl putting up an average of 40 points per game in those wins.
"They have a good defence and their defensive line is really solid. Every team has their weaknesses so you just attack those, play our best football and we'll be fine."
To say the season was a success for the redshirt freshman would be an understatement. Hubbard finished with eight touchdowns, averaged 5.6 yards per carry and averaged an incredible 10.1 yards per catch.
"I still haven't felt that I've got to where I want to be but I'm making decent strides."
In the 2014 Cotton Bowl, the Tigers defeated the Cowboys 41–31. Missouri leads the all-time series against Oklahoma State 29-23.
The 58,318 seat Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, the former home of the Canadian Football League's Memphis Mad Dogs is the site for the game on December 31.
Kick off is scheduled for 1:45 p.m.

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