Auburn Tigers defensive back Johnathan Ford tries to pull down Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb by his shirt tail during the second half on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
Photo: Brant Sanderlin
Photo: Brant Sanderlin

Chubb tops 1,000 yards rushing for season

ATHENS — Georgia tailback Nick Chubb surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for his freshman season in the third quarter of Saturday night’s game against Auburn.

He became the 12th player in UGA history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season.

Before Chubb, the most recent Georgia freshman with a 1,000-yard season was Todd Gurley in 2012.

Chubb, from Cedartown, entered Saturday’s game with 895 yards rushing this season. He tacked on 67 yards on seven carries in the first half against Auburn and went past 1,000 yards for the season on the Bulldogs’ second possession of the second half. He finished with 144 rushing yards for the game, giving him 1,039 for the season.

Chubb had averaged 168 rushing yards per game during Gurley’s four-game suspension.

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