NC State's Chubb: 'It feels amazing'
After Boston College’s last chance finally came and went on Saturday, Bradley Chubb decided a victory dance was in order.
So the N.C. State senior defensive end put his right hand on the ground, his left hand above his head and cartoonishly spun around in a circle.
“That’s my version of break-dancing,” Chubb joked after the Wolfpack’s 17-14 win at Boston College. “I can’t get that low, so I just put my hand out there and start running around.”
A silly dance after a win? Why not? Chubb also had a new record to celebrate. With 2.5 sacks and four tackles for loss on Saturday, he surpassed Wolfpack legend Mario Williams in both categories (26 sacks, 53 TFLs) for the career record in school history.
“It hasn’t really hit me yet,” Chubb said. “I feel like when I get home and lay in bed, it’s going to all come at once. That’s something I was pushing for this year, and I’m glad I finally did it.”
N.C. State’s defense had another tough day in stopping the run. Boston College running back A.J. Dillon ran for 196 yards and had a 66-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
But Chubb and N.C. State’s defense played better in the second half and got enough stops, to get the Wolfpack its fifth ACC win – the most of coach Dave Doeren’s tenure.
Chubb has done his best to be productive on the field and still find a way to have fun. Much was made this week of his towel-thieving ways in last week’s loss to Clemson.
The ESPN cameras caught Chubb three different times pulling the towel out of Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant’s belt.
Chubb didn’t get a chance to steal a towel from BC starter Anthony Brown, who left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury, or backup Darius Wade.
“Nah, not today,” Chubb said. “Nobody had them on.”
No towels but Chubb did end up with the game ball. Doeren made sure of that. Chubb wears the No. 9 and a patch to honor Mario Williams, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft.
“That patch might change down the road,” Doeren said. “Somebody might be wearing (Chubb’s) number.”
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