Georgia football's Nick Chubb and Sony Michel become FBS RB duo with the most career rushing yards
Georgia's senior running back duo of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are second to none in FBS history. In the third quarter of the Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma, the Bulldogs' backfield tandem became the all-time FBS leaders in career rushing yards by a pair of running back teammates, surpassing SMU's Eric Dickerson and Craig James (8,193 yards).
The record for overall teamates regardless of position still belongs to Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick and RB Vai Taua, who combined for 8,700 rushing yards from 2007-10.
Chubb and Michel needed just 11 combined carries for both players to break the 100-yard mark in the Rose Bowl on a record-setting day for the teammates. They finished the game with a combined 326 rushing yards on 25 carries, giving them 8,259 in their careers. It was the duo's most combined rushing yards in a game, surpassing the 299 yards they had against Louisville in 2014.
Nick Chubb & Sony Michel have the most combined rushing yards by RB teammates in FBS history pic.twitter.com/PVJRlPZRqi— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 2, 2018
As a senior, Chubb had his third 1,000-yard season, while Michel broke the 1,000-yard plateau for the season in the Rose Bowl, the second time he's accomplished the feat. Michel is also averaging a career-best yards per carry — 7.2 yards per attempt entering the Rose Bowl. This is the first time in program history that the Bulldogs have had two 1,000-yard backs in the same season.
The duo will add even more rushing yards to their career totals in the national championship game.