ATHENS, Ga. - Saturday’s performance coming off of major knee surgery was enough to boost UGA’s Nick Chubb to the top of the Heisman Trophy list, according to one respected college football writer.
FOX Sports.com’s Bruce Feldman wrote Monday Chubb is at the top of his Heisman Top 5 list after the first week of college football.
Feldman wrote, “The Georgia star, who tops my early Heisman Top 5, went for 222 yards in the Dawgs' comeback win over UNC. Chubb averaged 9.6 yards on 16 first down carries. Every time he's gotten to play a full game in college, he's had a big game. EVERY TIME. No other RB can make that claim. Last year, his least productive game was his 16 carry, 120-yard game against ULM. And, as a freshman once he took over after Todd Gurley went down, Chubb went over 100 yards easily in every game.”
Chubb’s performance came in his first game after a devastating left knee injury against Tennessee last October, tearing ligaments and cartilage.
Chubb’s 2 touchdowns led the #18 Bulldogs to a 33-24 win over #22 North Carolina in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic at the Georgia Dome.