Nick Chubb joined some pretty elite company in the SEC on Saturday after rushing for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries in the Bulldogs’ 45-14 win over Vanderbilt
The senior running back for the University of Georgia broke the 4,000-yard career rushing barrier with that performance versus the Commodores. He joins eight other SEC tailbacks to have crossed the 4,000-yard threshold, and he comes in at No. 7 with 4,042 yards. Chubb has a chance to build upon that totals as Georgia has six more games on their regular-season schedule.
SEC RUNNING BACKS WITH 4,000-PLUS CAREER RUSHING YARDS
1) Herschel Walker – 5,259
2) Darren McFadden – 4,590
3) Kevin Faulk – 4,557
4) Bo Jackson – 4,303
5) Errict Rhett – 4,163
6) Dalton Hilliard – 4.050
7) Nick Chubb – 4,042
8) Charles Alexander – 4,035
Chubb also broke some more school records on Saturday. His two touchdowns bring his career total to 37 which moves him into second place all-time at UGA. The Cedar Town, GA native is also second in school history in career rushing attempts with 626 and in career yardage. Only the legendary No. 34, Herschel Walker has carried the ball and rushed for more yards and touchdowns in the history of the Georgia football program with 5,259 yards and 49 touchdowns on 994 carries.
Saturday was also the 21st time that Chubb has gone over the century mark, and again, only Walker has had more 100-plus rushing yard games in school history with 28.
On the season, Chubb has rushed for 618 yards and 8 touchdowns on 91 carries, and he is on pace to rush for 1,000-yards on the year for the third time in his college career.
After the game, Head Coach Kirby Smart talked about Nick Chubb’s accomplishment”
“It’s pretty special when you talk about the company he (Nick Chubb) is keeping,” said Kirby Smart. “It says a lot about his personality and his determination to bounce back from the injury he had and still be ranked second on those lists. Nick will be the first one to tell you that he gives the credit to his offensive line.”
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