2017 Season Rewind: Kentucky

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2017 Season Rewind: Kentucky

D'Andre Swift (7) turns on the "jets" and leaves a Cat defender grabbing air. - Georgia vs. Kentucky - Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
D’Andre Swift (7) turns on the “jets” and leaves a Cat defender grabbing air. Georgia vs. Kentucky 2017

Murray Poole said in his postgame article:
Going to 10-1 and a final 7-1 in the SEC, the East Division champions completed a perfect 6-0 season at Sanford Stadium while also going unbeaten against East opponents for the first time ever. The Bulldogs now turn to the state rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the annual Good Old Fashion Hate rivalry coming up next Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The loss dropped Mark Stoops’ Wildcats to 7-4 season and 4-4 in the conference.
And in their final outing of their stellar career between the hedges, Chubb and Michel were, well, magnificent. All Chubb did was gallop for 151 yards on 15 carries, a cool 10.1 average per rush, and tally touchdowns on runs of 8 and 55 yards. He became the only Georgia running back besides the legendary Herschel Walker to rush for 1,000 yards in three separate seasons, running his 2017 total to 1,045 yards. Chubb’s two touchdowns give him 45 in his UGA career, moving him to second behind Mr. Walker (52).
And all his buddy and roommate Michel did was score three touchdowns on runs of 37, 8 and 4 yards while totaling 87 yards on 12 carries, a 7.2 average per attempt. Michel now stands tied for fifth on Georgia’s all-time all-purpose yards list with 3,834 yards.

“It was great to come in here and win on senior night,” said a happy Chubb. “No matter how far along the road it goes, we won our last game at home and that’s something we will always remember. Coming back for us (Chubb, Michel, Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy) definitely paid off but we still have a long way to go, have to keep it rolling.”

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.