Chubb Going Up On a Tuesday

CHARLOTTE – A Belk Bowl MVP award was a fitting way for Nick Chubb to end his freshman season at Georgia.

Nick Chubb rushed for a career-high and SEC bowl record 269 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries during No. 13 Georgia’s 37-14 bowl victory over 20th-ranked Louisville. The freshman tailback from Cedartown, Ga. is no stranger to replacing a key piece of the Bulldogs’ offense. Earlier this season it was Todd Gurley following a length suspension. Tuesday night it was senior quarterback Hutson Mason who left the game due to concussion-like symptoms.

“He’s just a special cat,” Mason said. “You’re watching one of the best backs in the country and he’s only a true freshman.”

Georgia fans and foes alike have seen this type of performance from Chubb day in and day out throughout the 2014 season. It all started when Chubb stepped into the starting role at Missouri – a game where the freshman rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries in place of Gurley.

“I’m very excited, but this wouldn’t be possible without the rest of the team blocking, pushing and doing their job,” Chubb said. “I’ve done a lot in high school, but this is a whole different animal up here so I’m still very happy even though I don’t show it.”

Chubb isn’t known for showing emotion – weakness especially. He says he does in fact get tired, though.

“Yeah, I’m not going to let y’all know that, though,” Chubb joked. “I’m actually tired a lot during the game, but coaches keep seeing it and telling me to push through it.”

Chubb finished his freshman season with 1,547 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on 219 carries. The motto is simple for Chubb.

“If you score you get off the field,” Chubb said.

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