Chubb was also named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the Athlon Sports’ National Freshman of the Week after a career performance against the Razorbacks.
The Maxwell Award was established in 1937 and annually recognizes the college player of the year. Semifinalists for the award are expected to be named on Nov. 3.
The tailback 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.
Chubb is the first true freshman to reach 200 yards rushing for the Bulldogs since Rodney Hampton in 1987. He has accumulated 345 yards and three touchdowns in Georgia’s two consecutive road wins with Gurley sidelined. Chubb’s 489 yards versus SEC opponents this year is a league best.
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.