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Vote4Chubb! Even Fournette would!!
Vote4Chubb! Even Fournette would!!
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We've learned Mr. Nicholas Jamaal Chubb was achieving numbers reminiscent of our own Beloved Mr. Herschel Junior Walker.  And we've reviewed some of the Heisman Trophy history.  From here on out, we will compare Chubb's performance to Walkers and take a look at the week to week change in the Heisman Odds.

As of this past Saturday, Nick Chubb has played in 16 games for UGA.  After 16 games for UGA, the respective statistics are:

Chubb

Walker

Delta

Carries

277

444

-167

Total Yards

2028

2496

-468

Average Yards/Carry

7.32

5.62

1.70

Longest Run

83

76

7

Total Touchdowns

18

19

-1

Herschel still has more carries and more total yards after 16 games, but Chubb's Average Per Carry and longest run are both still higher than Walker's.  After scoring 2 touch downs Saturday, Chubb now trails Walker by 1 in total touchdowns in 16 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.       Trevone Boykin, QB TCU +850

2.       Cardale Jones, QB Ohio State +900

3.       Ezekiel Elliot, QB Ohio State +900

4.       Cody Kessler, QB USC +900

5.       Nick Chubb, RB UGA +1000

The updated odds as of Wednesday evening are now:

1.       Leonard Fournette, RB LSU +550

2.       Nick Chubb, RB UGA +750

3.       Jacoby Brissette, QB NC State +850

4.       Ezekiel Elliot, QB Ohio State +1000

5.       Derrick Henry, RB Alabama +1000

We had major changes in the top five this week.  The top two last week are now out of the top five.  Trevone Boykin is no longer listed in the top 25 in Heisman Trophy odds and Cardale Jones has dropped to number 9.  Ezekiel Elliot dropped from number 3 to number 4 and Cody Kessler dropped from +900 to +1000, leaving him in a four-way tie for #4 with Elliot, Seth Russell of Baylor and Derrick Henry.  Filling in the void are Leonard Fournette from LSU as your new number 1 and our own Nick Chubb coming in now at number 2.  Should Chubb continue his on-field performance for the remainder of the season, his statistics should only improve.*  I have no explanation for these changes other than odds makers are fickle.

The Heisman Trophy is supposed to go to the best player in College Football each year.  I'm still not an expert here, but according to our current number 1, Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb is "hands down" the best running back in college football.  I see no reason to argue with Mr. Fournette, at least partly because Mr. Podunkdawg would not be very happy with me if I started a fight with a man that stands 6' 1", weighs 230 lbs and plays football for LSU.

Since the big man at LSU says so, 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 4.  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!!"