The state of OSU heading into the Texas Bowl

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HOUSTON, Tex. (KFOR) – The state of Oklahoma State heading into their Texas Bowl showdown is healthy, finally.

Mike Gundy admitted that Hubbard became worn down after losing Spencer Sanders and Tylan Wallace. However, Gundy thinks Hubbard got enough rest heading into the game.

The Pokes will for sure be without Safety Kolby Harvell-Peel. He injured his knee in Bedlam but is expected back next year. Tre Sterling, OSU’s other starting safety, will also miss the first half after being ejected for targeting in Bedlam.

“Once two went down, and then three went down, we had to revamp, do some things differently. Unfortunately in football, those things happen so you stay the course, find ways to move the ball, score points. You know, it’s interesting when you have an unfortunate situation like we had with injuries how other players step up and you didn’t know that they could perform as well because they might not have had that opportunity based on the other players. So I was very proud of the organization and the way they adjusted,” Gundy said.

For the Cowboys though, Spencer Sanders returns after thumb surgery. He’s expected to split time with Dru Brown, but no official word on who will start.

Chuba Hubbard could be playing his final game for America’s Brightest Orange. He says he wants to finish the season strong before making a decision on his future.

The old Big 12 rivals will face off inside NRG Stadium for a Texas Bowl title at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

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