CFP Contenders in the SEC: Where does LSU football rank?

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Dec 30, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb (27) stiff arms Louisville Cardinals cornerback Terell Floyd (19) during the first quarter of the Belk Bowl held at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

3. Georgia

The Georgia Bulldogs haven’t won a national title since 1980, but that is not stopping the fans in Georgia nor the media members around the SEC from believing that the Bulldogs may sneak up and surprise people in 2015.  After the conclusion of the SEC Media Days, Georgia finished third in the polls to win the SEC Championship and is the runaway favorite to win the SEC East.

The biggest weapon for Georgia this season will be it’s running game led by Heisman hopeful Nick Chubb. The sophomore running back will be running behind the Bulldog’s highly touted offensive line, with the blocking and protection he will receive up front potentially carrying him to a season for the record books.

In an interview with ESPN, Georgia head coach Mark Richt was asked to compare Chubb with Todd Gurley, who rushed for over 900 yards in 6 games with the Bulldogs last season and was a top-10 pick in this year’s NFL Draft.


"“Wow, I don’t know,” Richt said during a taped segment on Monday. “They’re two freaky backs, I could just say that. Todd was the biggest freakazoid back I’ve seen in person, quite frankly. Then Chubb comes along and looks very similar. I’m not shocked that Todd, even with the ACL, was the first back taken in the (NFL) draft because he’s different. And Nick, so far, has shown he is as well.”"

If Georgia can fight through their schedule, steal a win against Alabama or Auburn and win the SEC Championship, the Bulldogs will have proved themselves worthy of advancing to the College Football Playoff.

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