Consider it a consolation prize of sorts.
It came on an 83-yard touchdown run with five seconds left in the third quarter, his second to last carry of the game and equaling his longest run as a Bulldog.
“I was glad for the kid,” coach Mark Richt said. “I was glad for Georgia to see us get in the end zone. I mean I heard some cheering. That was nice. That was the highlight of the day, offensively at least.”
Chubb finished with 146 rushing yards on 20 carries. That tied 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker’s Georgia record of 13 straight 100-yard games.
“Well, you know streaks are just something to help all the people go out in stride and have excellence,” Walker, an honorary team captain, said before the game. “Nick Chubb has been doing that. It’s not just Nick, but this whole team just doing well. I’ll be happy to see him do it because I tell you he’s a quality guy and I think that’s what matters a great deal.”
Walker’s streak is 12 games officially because the NCAA didn’t count bowl games in statistics when he played.
“I’m happy,” Chubb said. “It’s a great achievement. He’s a great running back here. Tied it or broke it, I feel good. I’m happy.
Chubb had just 39 yards on 10 carries in the first half.
“Those guys are big and physical,” Chubb said. “I know they were coming down hill strong and tackling us pretty well.”