Georgia Running Back Tandem Now The Best Ever

Georgia Running Back Tandem Now The Best Ever

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Georgia Running Back Tandem Now The Best Ever

During Georgia’s wild, double overtime victory in the Rose Bowl Monday night, Bulldog senior running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel set a combined NCAA rushing record of 8,284 yards.

That moved them past SMU running backs Eric Dickerson and Craig James’ 8,193 career yards for the most rushing yards by a pair of teammates in FBS history. The Mustangs’ tandem set the record in 1982.

During the game, Fort Lauderdale native Michel had 181 yards, averaging 16.5 yards per carry, a Rose Bowl record. He had a touchdown reception and scored three rushing TDs, none bigger than his game-winning, 27-yard score in the second overtime.

Chubb, from Cedartown, Georgia, rushed for 145 yards. He scored on a 50-yard touchdown run and a late fourth quarter, two-yard run to put the game in overtime.

The former five-star recruits have one more game to add to their record. Georgia plays Alabama January 8 in the national championship game in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium.

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