MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Oklahoma State Cowboys are practicing for their upcoming Liberty Bowl game against Missouri on Monday.

This isn't the year the Pokes had in mind, but they're excited to be in Memphis and to be playing a quality team in the Tigers.

"This season didn't go obviously the way we wanted it to," said OSU running back Chuba Hubbard. "But that's how football is and how life is also."

The redshirt freshman said Oklahoma State is happy to be in a good bowl game, playing former Big 12 school Missouri.

"We're happy to end up here, still make a bowl game - a good bowl game. We're happy with where we're at. Missouri is a good team and Memphis is a good city, so I think we're all excited," Hubbard said.