Nick Chubb named Athlon Sports’ Freshman of the Week again
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia tailback Nick Chubb has been named the Athlon Sports’ National Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive time following the Bulldogs’ 45-32 win over Arkansas.
Chubb also earned the honor after his performance at #23 Missouri last weekend.
The true freshman from Cedartown, Ga., started his second game in place of Todd Gurley and ran 30 times for a career-high 202 yards (6.7 avg.) and a career-high two touchdowns.
Chubb jumpstarted the Bulldog offense after running 12 times for 127 yards (10.6 avg.) and two scores in the opening half, allowing Georgia to go up 38-6. He is the first true freshman to reach 200 yards rushing for the Bulldogs since Rodney Hampton in 1987.
Chubb has accumulated 345 yards and three touchdowns in Georgia’s two consecutive road wins with Gurley sidelined.
The No. 9 Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC) are off this Saturday. They return to action against Florida (3-3, 2-3) in Jacksonville, Fla., on Nov. 1. CBS will televise the game at 3:30 p.m.