The streak stays alive.
With a 49-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of Georgia's 48-6 win over Southern, running back Nick Chubb eclipsed the 100-yard barrier for the 12th consecutive game. This puts Chubb just one game away from tying former Georgia running back Herschel Walker's mark of 13 games in a row with 100 yards.
It wasn't easy early on for Chubb, who saw Southern stack the box time and again in the first half. Chubb had nine carries for only 31 yards at halftime, with Georgia holding a 20-6 lead.
However, it didn't take long for Chubb and the Georgia offense to get rolling in the third quarter. Chubb's first three carries of the second half totaled 35 yards. He capped off Georgia's opening drive of the second half with a 9-yard touchdown.
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His 49-yard score, at the 5:44 mark of the third quarter, came off of left tackle, with Chubb breaking loose through a wide open hole with a whole lot of grass in front of him.
For his part, Chubb said he wasn’t too concerned with ensuring the streak stayed intact.
“Coming into the half, they were like, ‘How many do you need Nick?’ And I was like, ‘Y’all care more about it than I do,” Chubb said. “When somebody said I only needed 25 yards, they started saying, ‘Let’s get it, let’s get it.’ And I said, ‘OK, let’s go.’”
Chubb totaled 131 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. He also caught a 24-yard touchdown on a screen pass.
Chubb said it’s meaningful to close in on a mark someone such as Walker was able to achieve during his playing days.
“It is truly an honor to be mentioned with him,” Chubb said. “Herschel Walker – that’s what you hear about when you think Georgia football.”