UGA’s Nick Chubb: Second-best back in the nation?

Nick Chubb runs to daylight, of which there was much. (

Nick Chubb runs to daylight, of which there was much. (

Nick Chubb runs to daylight, of which there was much. (David Quinn/AP photo)

Little Rock, Ark. — These short takes off Georgia-Arkansas are presented as a companion to the game column, which can be found here. Georgia won 45-32.

1. Nick Chubb is almost as great as the great Todd Gurley, and that’s saying something. The freshman from Cedartown followed his 143-yards-on-38-carries showing against Missouri with an even more spectacular display. He rushed 20 times for 202 yards and two touchdowns. (Gurley’s biggest day, FYI, was 208 yards against Tennessee last month.) “He’s built for it,” coach Mark Richt said of the workload, saying also that Cedartown High “played tough and coached tough.” Is it possible to split a Heisman Trophy in two and hand one piece to Gurley and the other to Chubb and have the winner be listed as “Georgia tailback”?

2. This defense bears no resemblance to the hesitant unit that yielded 447 yards and 38 points to South Carolina. Say this for new coordinator Jeremy Pruitt: He watches and learns. The Bulldogs overwhelmed Missouri last week, inducing five turnovers by quarterback Maty Mauk, and destroyed Arkansas in this first half, generating three sacks and three turnovers. Defensive back Dominick Sanders scored on a 54-yard fumble recovery after a Jordan Jenkins sack. “At South Carolina we played soft,” Richt said. “After that, Jeremy decided that we might not be ready but we were going to play the ball a certain way.”

3. Don’t get carried away with Arkansas making it cosmetically close in the second half. Down 38-6 at the half, the Razorbacks closed within 45-32 with 5:05 to play. They didn’t touch the ball again. Georgia fielded an onside kick and handed the ball to Chubb, who secured the two needed first downs. (Same as Gurley had done against Tennessee.) The only time the Bulldogs really needed to make a big play in the second half, Hutson Mason and Chris Conley made it. Throwing deep on third-and-4, Mason hit Conley at the left pylon for the 36-yard touchdown that made it 45-26. That’s a play that might not have been made three weeks ago.

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ShootinTheHooch
ShootinTheHooch

And if Michel wasn't injured we would have no idea about Chubb's ability.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Great day to be a bulldawg... Just like every day! Really like how are team is coming together. This could be a special year! Nick Chubb is running that ball well!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Anybody see the Tennessee coach trying to trip the ole miss player? ??? Stay classy vols! Tennessee has the losers limp!

DawginLex
DawginLex

The list just grows and grows of teams better than the buckeyes

VPI

East Carolina

Pitt

GT

UNC

Duke

SC

Akron

Man that is embarrassing

astrouga
astrouga

All good points Mark. It would have been nice for the D to put up some sort of fight in the second half, but I'd chalk if up to soft coaching. The coaches called the plays needed to secure the W. 


Given the lack of required evidence needed to prove Gurley took cash, it seems likely he'll be back before Florida. It would be a shame to see Chubb take seat on the bench when Gurley returns. How mad will dog fans be if Gurley has a sub-200 yard performance and we lose, knowing we have Chubb sitting on the sideline? 

Dawg350
Dawg350

Mizzou 42-13!!!!! Hahahahahaha! Fla sucks!!!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 Well except when Spurrier was there..............he owned your butts...Hahahahah!!!

DIT
DIT

@gtcaryd - Come on dude, that was quite some time ago. Your better than that.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Hey to bad for you he isn't there any more bro...he won't be at SC much longer either. We own tech deal with it...quit living vicariously thru other teams

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@DIT That comment was meant your resident Horses A$$ 350.....No offense to the human dawg fans.......just because 350 is an idiot doesn't mean i am going to take his crap........we good DIT.

Dawg350
Dawg350

You will take it and you will eat it to!

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@gtcaryd LMAO....the only "owning" going on is the DAWGS.  Too you are so wrapped up in ancient history...since you won't even remember that in a few months....just like poor demented mommy just couldn't remember who was president, or how badly the Dawgs stomped the GnaT, or who that fat troll was that never had time to spend with her.  Just drifting off into the fog....all the while wondering what ever happened to her son and why he abandoned her....or wait...did she even have a son at all...

mookie1976
mookie1976

@gtcaryd @Dawg350 Florida is basically back to where they were before Spurrier got there. In the 60's, 70's and 80's they'd be up one year and down the next. You never knew what you were going to get from them and then Spurrier showed up and changed everything. It would suit me fine if they never won another game.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Bucky....James franklin will get his signature win this sat when penn st beats your pathetic buckeyes sat....it's a coming bro....you are 1-6 in your picks and it's only going to get worse for you from here on out.

Dawg350
Dawg350

I love these numbers....45-32......48-43..... 42-13! Can anybody guess why?

Dawg350
Dawg350

Great cop out....it was expected from you,

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 Because you learned them all in sunday school yesterday?

Dawg350
Dawg350

It was a great weekend to be a bulldawg as always!!! UGA beat the piggies!!! Tech got slapped by the billy goats!!! Fla got an absolute beat down!!! Lol. Hey rocky flop I know you are reading this....how about them Vols?? Lol! Y'all suck!!! Butch Jones is a joke!!! Boy you sure did talk a bunch of junk for a team that will probably only win 5 games yet once again!!!! Hahahahahahah!!! UGA owns the east! We are also the only east team to beat a west team! So suck it haters!!! UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA UGA

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 No denying it 350........UGA is the best of the worst.

Dawg350
Dawg350

And tech is the worst of the worst in the ACC...it's FSU and Clemson...and then well.lol

Dawg350
Dawg350

No I meant what I said clown....it's FSU and Clemson then the rest of you stink!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Card to bad for y'all that the tech defense couldn't stop my grandma from running the ball up the middle!!! North Carolina take shirt off and swing it around like a helicopter!!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Not as fat as your wife though and not as ugly as Paul Johnson either! North Carolina take shirt off and swing it around like a helicopter!

TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

@gtcaryd I'm guessing she smells better than mommy right now...of course mommy started smelling years ago...forgetting to bathe, not remembering how to wipe...all the while the light slowly slipping from her eyes....so sad you were too busy TROLLING to even care.

Dawg350
Dawg350

North Carolina take your shirt off and swing it around like helicopter!!!! Card what you think about therm losers on north avenue now? Tech sucks!!!

Dawg350
Dawg350

That's what you think you old punk! Of course I'm not like you and Bucky I don't live my life on here. You better deal with it old man...UGA has and always will be better than tech...deal with it.....you have no choice but to accept it.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 Same thing i thought about them 50 years ago........love em..........they have a 5-2 record and our offense looks great. Have a good time with it sport.......that's what classless little punks like yourself do.............you better hope your butt-sniffers go 14-1.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Dawg350 Like i said..........you better hope your mutts don't crap there pants, of course you wouldn't have the stones to come back on the blogs....................loserboy.

Dawg350
Dawg350

You're in denial and a idiot.....12 of the last 13..... 14 of the last 18.... We can keep going bro if you want too...but you get the point...you still can't deal with it....sucks to be you.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Let me tell you something boy....when y'all come to athens y'all will be 6-5. We are going to stomp a mud hole in y'all once again! Like I said that 5-2 record won't last much longer...y'all are playing on borrowed time!

Dawg350
Dawg350

You better live on that 2008 victory for a long time bro...because in 2014 UGA will wax those nerds once again!

LifesaPeach
LifesaPeach

@gtcaryd - Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.  That doesn't make him any less blind or anymore apt to find more acorns.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Well I thought UGA won...but according to Bucky and card since we got out scored in the second half we lost....oh well I guess I'll go back to bed then since we lost....j/k!!! UGA wins baby!!!!!!! 14-1 baby! Screw the haters!

OH-IO
OH-IO

tampa,


Come back


I am now a gator fan for two weeks! 

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@OH-IO I think they will need support in Biblical proportions.

OH-IO
OH-IO

@gtcaryd


Throw out the records


May the drunkest fan base win.

OH-IO
OH-IO

@gtcaryd


May the drunkest fan base win


350 has started a two week bender

Dawg350
Dawg350

Go ahead and pull for them you chump..it won't do you any good...because we are going to wax FLA! Go dawgs!

wreckmaniac
wreckmaniac

At Georgia,  passing touchdowns count more than running TDs. UGA fans want passing performances.  

At Tech running is the name of the game but running at UGA is considered weakness. 

Dawg350
Dawg350

Wreck...is losing to UNC considered a weakness? Lol

HowlinDawg
HowlinDawg

@wreckmaniac I don't know what flavor of cool-aid you're drinking, but it obviously has PGA in it!

DawginLex
DawginLex

What?

Dumbest post of the century