ATHENS – Georgia tailback Nick Chubb tends to seem pretty unimpressed with his personal statistics after victories. He seemed even less impressed with them after Saturday’s loss to Alabama.
Chubb ran for 146 yards on 20 carries against the Crimson Tide, matching Herschel Walker’s UGA record with a 13th consecutive game of 100-plus rushing yards.
“I’ve got a feeling 100 yards is always going to happen for us at Georgia,” Chubb said. “We’re a running team. If you get the ball 20 times, obviously with the great (offensive) line we have, you’re going to get over 100 yards.”
More than half of Chubb’s yards against Alabama came on his next-to-last carry, when he broke through the line untouched at right tackle and sprinted 83 yards for a touchdown with five seconds left in the third quarter of a game already decided by then.
“Just wide open,” Chubb said of the long run.
Other than that play, he was limited to an average of 3.32 yards per carry by Alabama.
“They’re a big, physical, fast team,” Chubb said. “We couldn’t really get rolling. … They were coming downhill and tackling us real good.”
Chubb noted afterward that the Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 SEC) still can win the SEC East.
“I think one-loss teams are probably the best teams because they’ve … been humbled,” he said. “I think we’re going to learn from it.”
Walker was in attendance at Saturday’s game.