Georgia’s Nick Chubb and Sonny Michel, 2017
In what was arguably the most exciting College Football Playoff we’ve seen thus far, the second-ranked Bulldogs were a play away from winning the national championship. Carrying them to this point were running backs, Nick Chubb and Sonny Michel.
This is another elite tandem to compare to Edwards and Corum of Michigan football. Chubb was the “lead” back and carried the ball about 70 more times, but both put up over 1,200 yards and combined for 31 touchdowns. Michel, as the second back, averaged nearly eight yards per carry on over 150 carries, or about 10 per game.
An incredible Georgia team that was carried by their rushing attack. Chubb and Michel nearly outgained quarterback Jake Fromm through the air, and if you add in contributions from other backs on the team, including future second-round pick D’andre Swift, the Bulldogs tallied almost 4,000 yards on the ground.
Both were drafted in 2018, with Michel going in the first round and Chubb going in the second.