Josh Dobbs is having one of the best seasons in Tennessee history

Through 12 games, Josh Dobbs has had one of the best statistical seasons for a QB in Vols history.

Josh Dobbs is having one of the best seasons in Tennessee history.

Besides Peyton Manning, no other Vol has accounted for more touchdowns in a single season.

And he can still catch Peyton in the bowl game, he's four scores behind (if you include Peyton's bowl game stats).

Dobbs' performance over the last four games has been incredible.

Against Vanderbilt, he completed 91% of his passes (31-of-34). That's a new school record, by a wide margin, when attempting 30 or more throws.

The previous record was 82.9% by Tyler Bray (34-of-41, 405 yards, 4 TDs) against Butch Jones' Cincinnati team in 2011.

Dobbs led the SEC with 26 passing touchdowns. The last Vol QB to lead the conference in that category was Heath Shuler in 1993.

You could argue that Dobbs' 2016 season is the second best statistically for a quarterback in program history, behind Manning's 1997 season.

Although, Erik Ainge in 2007 and Bray in 2012 are in the conversation.

 

 

Dobbs' 36 total touchdowns are second only to Manning's 40. Dobbs is fourth in total yards.

Ainge played 14 games, Manning 13 and Bray 12. Dobbs has played 12 so far and still has a bowl game left.

Dobbs is averaging about 281 total yards per game this season. If he reaches that number in the bowl game, he will surpass Ainge and Bray in total yards. 

Dobbs would need 542 total yards and four touchdowns in the bowl game to match Manning's 1997 numbers. His career high is 467 total yards against South Carolina in 2014. Dobbs has scored five touchdowns in a game six times in his career.


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