ATLANTA — Georgia running back Nick Chubb wasted no time in making an impact in his first game back from major knee surgery.
On the Bulldogs’ second offensive possession against North Carolina on Saturday, Chubb scored on a 2-yard run to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead with 4:40 remaining in the first quarter.
At that point, Chubb had taken all but two of the offensive snaps as Georgia’s tailback. Brendan Douglas had come in for the previous two plays before Chubb’s score.
Chubb had 53 yards rushing on nine carries in the first quarter.
Chubb kept up the good work throughout the first half. He had 118 yards on 20 carries at halftime and he was up to 143 midway through the third quarter.
That should keep intact the streak of 100-yard games when he starts and is not injured. It was 13 straight when he went down with a knee injury on the first carry against Tennessee last October. This was his first start since then, but the 14 career 100-yard games is fourth in school history.