Nick Chubb named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week


The Georgia Bulldogs produced a significant victory over the weekend, as they upended the Missouri Tigers in a 34-0 blowout on the road. Notably, the Dawgs were able to accomplish this feat without the services of Heisman Trophy favorite Todd Gurley, who is, of course, serving an indefinite suspension, and the impetus behind the ability to run the ball in Gurley’s absence was freshman RB Nick Chubb. For his work, Chubb has been named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week.

The 5-foot-10, 228-pound running back from Cedartown was the definition of a workhorse on Saturday, toting the rock 38 times for 143 yards and a touchdown. In addition, Chubb contributed 4 catches for 31 yards in the passing game, and while his 3.8 yards per carry total is not anything to write home about, Georgia’s backfield was incredibly thin with the absence of both Sony Michel and Keith Marshall (in addition to Gurley) that Chubb’s mere presence was a huge factor in the game.

Quite obviously, a 38-carry per game workload is not sustainable, and it would be huge for the Bulldogs to get someone back to help Chubb in the backfield. However, the burly running back has lived up to the hype all season long with 367 yards and 3 touchdowns in six games, and the future is undoubtedly bright with Nick Chubb at the center of UGA’s plans at the position.

Congatulations, Nick!