Georgia football: Reflecting on 3 of the best Nick Chubb and Sony Michel games

Sony Michel and Nick Chubb (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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Georgia football vs. South Carolina, 2015

In 2014, Nick Chubb took the college football world by storm when he rushed for over 1,500 yards as a freshman. His playing time increased after superstar Todd Gurley was suspended for four games during the season due to him receiving money from autographed memorabilia.

Sony Michel battled injuries during his true freshman year and did not receive a lot of carries that year.

Against South Carolina in 2015, Dawg nation got to see what these two could accomplish together.

Coming into this game, Georgia was ranked No. 7 in the country, while South Carolina looked to be on the decline.

After posting three consecutive 11 win seasons from 2011-2013 and being ranked as high as No. 4 in the AP poll, the Gamecocks went 7-6 in 2014 and were 1-1 coming into this game in Athens.

This game would be South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier’s final game coaching against Georgia, and the Dawgs sent their longtime nemesis off with a vicious beatdown.

The Bulldogs dominated the Gamecocks, racking up 576 yards of total offense from start to finish. Quarterback Greyson Lambert set NCAA records with his 24-of-25, 330 yards, and three-touchdown performance in a 52-20 rout.

Chubb was the leading rusher on the day, finishing with 21 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns. This performance was Chubb’s 11th consecutive game with 100 yards rushing. Michel had 83 yards rushing and receiving, with one rushing score and two receiving.

Unfortunately, the 2015 season would turn ugly. Alabama blew out the Dawgs in Athens, Nick Chubb suffered a horrible leg injury against Tennessee, and Mark Richt was no longer the head coach by the end of the regular season.

Spurrier retired from coaching a couple of weeks after this game, and it is nice to know that his final memory against Georgia ended in a game where Georgia scored “half a hundred” on his team.