Nick Chubb was Georgia’s lone bright spot in a 38-10 loss to Alabama on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide had bottled him and the rest of the Dawgs offense up all afternoon, leaving Chubb well short of the 100 rushing yards he needed to tie a long-standing Herschel Walker record.
But in the third quarter, he broke free up the middle for UGA’s only touchdown of the day.
Chubb cleared the defensive line and ran 83 yards to paydirt, giving Georgia fans — the ones who stuck around in the rain, anyway — a moment of joy during an otherwise painful game.
Wednesday morning, Alabama coach was still a bit ticked about the play.
But he didn’t place the blame on his defensive line.
“That didn’t have anything to do with the line, you know, we have to get it right with the linebackers and safeties,” Saban said. “(The linemen) were all in the right gaps. We didn’t rotate on the ball very well, so it became a big play.”
Saban was otherwise pleased with his team’s defensive performance.
“If you take that play out, I was really — even though we gave up a couple other runs — I think the pass rush was pretty decent for the most part, relative to the conditions,” he said. “I thought we stopped a really good running team fairly well except for that one particular play.”