The ugly yards

Nick Chubb may not be saying much about his 100-yard rushing streak, but his teammates are.

“I know he doesn’t care about that, but that definitely comes down to the offensive line,” Pyke said. “That’s something to be proud of. I mean, your back is (gaining) 100 yards every game? That’s crazy. I think that’s going to make us play that much harder to keep that streak going.”

Fournette averages 8.6 yards per carry, just slightly better than Chubb’s 8.4. While Fournette became the first LSU running back to have 200-plus yards in consecutive games, Chubb has continued his 100-yard streak.

“He put himself in a great spot to win the Heisman,” Georgia running back Sony Michel said. “I know he won’t talk about the Heisman, but I guess I’ll talk about it for him.”

Bulldogs wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell said Chubb’s streak “means a lot to me” because of what tying and/or breaking Walker’s record would mean to Chubb’s life long after his college career ends.

“It doesn’t matter how many times they tear down this (Georgia football) building and rebuild it, those names (of Georgia record-holders) will always go up somewhere in the building and that’s legendary,” Mitchell said. “It can be 200 years from now, if UGA exists, Nick Chubb’s name will always exist on the record — that’s why I want it to happen for him.”

Which isn’t to say Chubb doesn’t want to get his 100 yards.  He just wants it for another reason.

Chubb wants another 100-yard game, but not because he wants to keep the streak going. “Just because (the Crimson Tide) haven’t allowed anyone to get 100 yards on them,” he said.

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  1. simpl_matter

    Malcolm Mitchell & Chris Conley’s names probably won’t be anywhere on the walls of that building for records they set, but I don’t think I’ll ever be more proud of how two Dawgs conduct themselves and live their lives off the field.

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  2. Macallanlover

    NC is such a cool, humble star that I hope he gets it also, but I think Lambert might be the key to whether he does , or not. I hope we don’t try to impose our will on the first couple of drives just handing the ball to Chubb between the tackles. I am will to concede them being badasses up front, lets looses them up and then gut them. Holding Wisky to 40 yards yards rushing is always impressive, yeah, we are probably better at running it than they are this year but it is because we have other ways to hurt you.

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    • DawgPhan

      I have no idea how the chess match goes, but the Dawgs have opened up the last couple of games throwing pretty consistently. Not sure if they do that this game or they go to the run or mix it up.

      Also the double move by #26 last week was a big play that was called back by a penalty. I am guessing they pull that double move out again to burn some DB to the ground.

      The PA > Slant & Go would be the play that I think they have been setting up all year. Guessing Bama sees it at some point.

      Also Lambert looks soooo smooth on some of those PAs > quick throw where it is all just one motion.

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      • Cojones

        Glad to see someone being complimentary about Greyson Lambert’s throwing motion. It’s incredible that he’s gotten away from all those QB diagnosticians who baste his hide for all our coaches even when we win and he becomes the record holder for forward pass completions.

        Just shows to go you.

        Senator, I propose a new Lexicon word, that of “Lambasted” that is defined as : Lambaste – 1: to assault violently : Beat, Whip 2 : to attack verbally : Censure.

        What? it’s already in Webster’s. Exactly? Well, dang, just dang! Hey, folks, we have a Lexicon word that is defined correctly by our actions towards our great QB. Who woulda thought? Ah, it won’t make it anyway because it’s too precisely right on and not snarky enough. Maybe we should add “nit-picky” and “historically aberrant” to make it our word.

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      • Macallanlover

        Have been very pleased with both the play calling, and execution of our passing game. That looks like what we will need against Bama and they are quick passes which, again, says they could be effective. I expect Bama to focus on having their DL guys use their hands to knock those passes down, they are well trained in this technique, one of the talking heads mentioned recently how often this works for them, more so than other teams. Lambert is tall enough but we have already seen some batted passes against him, those are the kind that often lead to picks.

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  3. Hound of Kerak

    Love the laconic Nick Chubb.

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  4. Justin

    I don’t know how Nick Chubb is so effective at getting me fired up. Chubb is the definition of speak softly and carry a big stick. What a magnificent player and DGD.

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  5. Russ

    I predict he’ll go over 100 late in fourth quarter when he breaks through the line and their exhausted DBs just bounce off of him during his 30 yard TD jaunt to put the game away. Woof!

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  6. BMan

    Love the attitude of Michel, Mitchell and others. It’s a solid team full of players who support one another. Don’t know the outcome, but this team won’t be blown out by anyone. They’re too talented and emotionally mature, and well coached, to have things go horribly wrong.

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  7. I shouldn’t have come here today because I’m way too anxious, way too early in the week. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten so much better at tempering my excitement during the week of big games. The one thing I haven’t gotten better at is getting a good night’s rest on Friday and this has been going on for more than 30 years. I’ll still wake up at 6 ready to head to Athens, too. Here’s to 3 hours of “sleep” Friday night.

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    • AusDawg85

      Saturday morning is going to one of the longest mornings ever, but at least some significant chores will get done around the house.

      LOL…who am I kidding. I’ll be on the couch early and often.

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