Chances are good Southern (La.) wouldn’t be able to either Saturday, but the running back’s streak of hitting the century mark still may come to an end.
The star tailback’s workload could be lessened if the score gets out of hand early considering there’s a big game next week against Alabama
“It wouldn’t bother me at all,” Chubb said Tuesday night. “It’s a cool feeling, but if it came down to it and I didn’t need to be in the game (it would be fine). If I was close and the coaches wanted me to get it, I’d get it. If it didn’t really matter and we were winning by a lot, I’d do what they tell me to do.”
Herschel Walker officially had 12 straight 100-yard rushing games, which has been widely cited as the Georgia record. The school also recognizes that Walker had 13 straight because of the 1981 Sugar Bowl even though the NCAA did not recognize statistics from bowl games back then.
“It would be a great feeling to break it,” Chubb said. “I don’t know if I’d tell him that.”
Chubb’s current streak is second longest in FBS behind Toledo’s Kareem Hunt’s 12
Asked about Chubb’s streak, coach Mark Richt said: “We really don’t think much about it. At the end of the game, we just look at the stats and are like, `Well he did it again.’ We’re not sitting there tracking it, I can tell you that.”
In his only game against an FCS opponent, Chubb rushed for 113 yards on nine carries against Charleston Southern last season. When Appalachian State played Georgia in 2013, top tailback Todd Gurley had 75 yards on 13 carries.
. Chubb said he sometimes see his rushing totals on the stadium scoreboard when the defense is on the field.
“I know we’re not going to pay attention to the stats, but I do know about the stat and I hope he gets it,” center Brandon Kublanow said.