While some argue where Georgia running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel rank all-time as a tandem, there’s no arguing what the most productive one-two punch is.
Of all the incredible feats the two seniors have accomplished together in Athens, their most recent one takes the cake.
Chubb and Michel have now planted a flag at the top of the mountain when it comes to most career rushing yards by any pair of running back teammates in FBS history.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the pair of Bulldogs have now surpassed SMU’s Eric Dickerson and Craig James, who amassed 8,193 yards during a stretch where each starred for the Mustangs from 1979-82.
This post from ESPN Stats & Info’s Twitter account was sent out just before Chubb and Michel shattered the mark.
Nick Chubb & Sony Michel are now one yard behind SMU's Eric Dickerson & Craig James (8,193) for the most rushing yards by a pair of running back teammates in FBS history. pic.twitter.com/1ShIruXdg3
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 2, 2018
Entering their College Football Playoff semifinal matchup against Oklahoma, Chubb and Michel had combined for 7,958 yards. The two already have made up the 235-yard difference with a whopping 280 yards with a little over a quarter to play.
Fresh off a 38-yard touchdown with 41 seconds left in the third quarter, Michel now has 142. Meanwhile, Chubb has 138. What’s even more amazing? The two only have a total of 14 carries. Yeah, you read that right.
Who knows what the duo has in store for the fourth quarter as they close out their college careers, but they’ve already cemented themselves as the most prolific two-headed attack ever.