“Just because they haven’t allowed anyone to get 100 yards on them this season,” Chubb said.
Alabama hasn’t allowed any team to rush for 100 yards against it this year. Ole Miss had the most, 92 yards on 32 carries with Jordan Wilkins accounting for 39 of those.
Opposing rushers have reached 100 yards only 10 times since Nick Saban has been Alabama coach with Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliot the last to do it with 230 in the College Football Playoff semifinals last season,
Chubb is one game shy of tying Herschel Walker’s Georgia record of 13 straight 100-yard games (which includes the 1981 Sugar Bowl when the NCAA didn’t count bowl statistics).
Chubb became an emotional leader for Georgia’s offensive line after halftime last Saturday after the team had 35 rushing yards on 14 carries in the first half against Southern.
“He doesn’t say much, but when he does, you know he means business,” offensive guard Greg Pyke said. “He kind of came into the huddle after the second half and kind of talked to us a little bit and told us to hold our blocks up and he’ll take care of the rest. He pretty much did.”
Chubb had 31 first half yards, but finished 131 on 15 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
“When I did say something to them, they responded and things started opening up,” Chubb said. “I don’t talk much but I felt like I needed to at that point.”