By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 11th, 2014 at 14:17 pm EST
The Georgia Bulldogs were rocked by controversy earlier this week. Star running back Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely for reportedly signing his autographs for money.
Gurley, who was the Bulldogs top back and the top Heisman candidate at the time of his suspension, will likely miss the rest of the season. Nick Chubb showed that he was a capable candidate to pick up the load while Gurley is out.
Chubb, a freshman, had 143 rushing yards on 38 carries. He also had a touchdown in the game.
He also had four receptions for 31 yards.
Chubb helped the Bulldogs pick up their first road shutout against a road team in school history. The 13th ranked Georgia blanked the 23rd ranked Missouri Tigers, 34-0.
They had a 44-0 shutout over then-20th ranked Florida Gators in Jacksonville, a neutral site, in 1982. All other shutouts came in Athens, or in bowl games, including a win over No. 18 Missouri in the 1960 Orange Bowl.
The Bulldogs had 210 combined rushing yards. Chubb picked up his first 100 yard rushing game in his young career. In addition, he had the most carries since Verron Haynes had 39 carries for 207 yards during the 2001 game with rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Chubb’s 38 carries, which were a career high, is the sixth most in a game by a running back.