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#Chubb4Heisman Episode 2

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Vote4Chubb!
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Last week we learned Mr. Nicholas Jamaal Chubb was achieving numbers reminiscent of our own Beloved Mr. Herschel Junior Walker.

As of this past Saturday, Nick Chubb has played in 15 games for UGA.  After 15 games for UGA, the respective statistics are:


Chubb

Walker

Delta

Carries

256

403

-147

Total Yards

1869

2231

-362

Average Yards/Carry

7.30

5.54

1.76

Longest Run

83

76

7

Total Touchdowns

16

18

-2

Herschel has more carries and more total yards after 15 games, but Chubb's Average Per Carry and longest run are both higher than Walker's.  Since Chubb did not actually make it into the end zone Saturday, he now trails Walker in total touchdowns in 15 games.

As things are, of the 5 available measures, three now go to Walker and two go to Chubb.

Looking at the current slate of possible Heisman Winners, last week's Odds had your top five as:

  1. Cardale Jones, QB Ohio State +700
  2. Trevone Boykin, QB TCU +900
  3. Ezekiel Elliot, RB Ohio State +900
  4. Cody Kessler, QB USC +1000
  5. Nick Chubb, RB UGA +1000

I'm not a Heisman expert by any means, but I cannot understand how Jones & Elliot who are from the same school are in the top five.  Either OSU uses the QB the most or the RB, but only one can be the focus of their Heisman campaign.  It seems to me, eventually, one will drop in the odds leaving a void.  The updated odds as of Tuesday evening are now:

  1. Trevone Boykin, QB TCU +850
  2. Cardale Jones, QB Ohio State +900
  3. Ezekiel Elliot, RB Ohio State +900
  4. Cody Kessler, QB USC +900
  5. Nick Chubb, RB UGA +1000

There is a change in the leader board with Cardale & Trevone changing places and Cody Kessler's odd's improving.  Chubb remains in fifth this week.  Should Chubb continue his on-field performance for the remainder of the season, his statistics should only improve.*

The Heisman Trophy is supposed to go to the best player in College Football each year.  In each of the last five years, the Heisman has gone to a Quarterback.  The last Running Back to win was Marcus Ingram in 2009.  Prior to Ingram, it had been 9 years since a Running Back had won.  Out of 79 times the Heisman's been awarded, 48.1% of the time, the winner is a Running Back.

From 1973 through 1983, every winner was a Running Back.  In the last 20 years however, Running Backs have only taken home the Heisman 5 times.  Quarterbacks have won 14 times and one Corner Back took home the trophy in 1997.

Given the overall history, it's past time for the Heisman to go to a Running Back again.  The best Running Back in College Football today is not Leonard Fournette, and it certainly is not Ralph Webb**.  The very best Running Back in College Football today suits up for the Red & Black wearing number 27.  Nick Chubb should be the next recipient of the Heisman Trophy.

We'll be back again next week to see where the bodies lie after week 3.  Until then y'all keep praying for Chubb and ....

Go Dawgs!!

*Dear Lord, We ask in earnest request that you have a hedge of protection over Nick Chubb to maintain his health, add strength to his legs, and quickness to his feet. So that he might lead our Glorious Dawgs to extraordinary feats. Deliver Chubb to a Heisman crown and make the Dawg Nation, National Championship bound. And all the people of this Church say  "Go Dawgs!!"

**Seriously Vandy?

Edited to correct the designation of Elliot as QB to RB.