Nick Chubb: VU Game, Another Feather in Heisman Cap


Nick Chubb‘s 189 yard rushing performance was the difference in UGA’s 31-14 victory over Vanderbilt yesterday.  While it wasn’t his most memorable game to date, it’s still another feather in his Heisman cap.

Though Nick Chubb did not rush for a touchdown yesterday afternoon, he was still, without question, the most dynamic football player on the gridiron yesterday in the Georgia-Vanderbilt game.  When 189 yards on the ground for a 9.9 yards per carry average feels like a so-so game for Nick Chubb, that’s a testament to how truly special of a player he is.

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On the 2015 season, Nick Chubb has rushed for 309 yards on 35 carries, for two touchdowns and an 8.8 yards per carry average.  In all honesty, Chubb was merely inches away from having a 92-yard touchdown run had he not briefly stepped out of bounds for only a 68 yard gain.  I’m sure that would have been a Top 5 run all-time for the Dawgs, possibly the longest rush in UGA history.  So close.

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Had he gotten into the end zone on that play, it could have gone down as possibly Nick Chubb’s Heisman moment.  Though I’m pretty sure many more are coming, I feel that Nick Chubb’s performance against Vanderbilt is a great building block for a successful Heisman campaign for the Sophomore UGA tailback.

In a game where the Georgia Bulldogs struggled to move the ball through the air in what could have been a letdown game, feeding Nick Chubb the rock was the cure to the Dawgs’ malaise offensively yesterday afternoon.

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Though Vanderbilt’s defense is greatly improved under second-year HC Derek Mason, Nick Chubb is still one of the best players in College Football and he made that very clear for the Vanderbilt Commodores with his dominating ground game.

While I know that had Chubb been able to walk the tightrope a little smoother on that 68-yard scamper, the game would have had a completely different feel and outcome.  Dawg Nation would have exploded and UGA would have seized all momentum in the game had that 92-yard touchdown run have counted.

Even more impressive is that OC Brian Schottenheimer gave Nick Chubb the rock on the very next play, despite rushing for nearly 100 yards on the play before.  That isn’t supposed to happen.  Most running backs get tired and would have to catch their breath for the next set of downs.  But Nick Chubb isn’t just another SEC running, he’s a serious Heisman Trophy contender.  His dominant offensive performance was his 10th consecutive 100 yard rushing game.  Just another day in the football life of Nick Chubb, the Pride of Cedartown.

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