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.