Nick Chubb is close to Georgia history.
He's run for 100 yards or more in 11 consecutive games, dating back to his first career start at Georgia last year against Missouri. If he runs for 100 yards or more against Southern this Saturday, the streak will continue to 12 in a row. This would put Chubb one game behind legendary running back Herschel Walker's 13 games in a row with 100 rushing yards, which includes the 1981 Sugar Bowl that served as the Bulldogs' national championship game.
But if things go according to plan against Southern early, Chubb may not get a chance to total 100 yards. Resting Georgia's starters and avoiding injury will vault to the forefront if the Bulldogs get out to a big lead following the start of the game.
When asked about it, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said the coaching staff won't be thinking much about Chubb's statistical streak.
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“We don’t really think much about it," Richt said. "At the end of the game we just look at the stats and think well he did it again, but we are not sitting there tracking it, I can tell you that.”
The Bulldogs did this with Todd Gurley a year ago, pulling him early against Troy after running for 73 yards on six carries.
After Chubb's 159-yard, two-touchdown performance against South Carolina in a 52-20 win, he moved into second among active FBS leaders in consecutive 100-yard games. Toledo running back Kareem Hunt leads the nation by totaling 100 yards in 12 games in a row.
In three games this season, Chubb has 468 yards and four touchdowns on 56 carries.