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234 of Nick Chubb’s 302 Yards Have Come After Contact

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Chubb leads the nation in yards after being hit.

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The Georgia Bulldogs looked a little shaky last Saturday in a too-close win over Nicholls State, but Nick Chubb has absolutely been as good as advertised.

As Pro Football Focus points out, more than two-thirds of his yards have come after contact:

Much has been made of Chubb’s devastating knee injury last October. Through two games, he seems to be fully recovered. Chubb leads the country with 234 yards after contact. Only 13 running backs in the country have more total yards than Chubb has after contact. One of the reasons for the large percentage of yards after contact is Georgia’s inability to run block – ranked 118th through the first two weeks. If the Bulldogs offensive line can mesh as a unit, Chubb can run them into the college football playoff.

If the offensive line can mesh — or maybe even if it can’t — Missouri’s defense could be in for a long night on Saturday.