Josh Dobbs' top five performances at Tennessee

WBIR 10Sports Executive Producer Patrick Murray takes a look at Vols quarterback Josh Dobbs' top five performances in his career.

Josh Dobbs will play his final game at Neyland Stadium on Saturday. The senior quarterback has contributed a great deal to the Knoxville community, performed well in the classroom and lead the Vols to some important victories - snapping bad streaks and winning bowl games.

Here are Dobbs' top five performances as a Vol:

5. Battle at Bristol vs. Virginia Tech

10-19, 91 yards, 3 TDs, INT

14 carries, 106 yards, 2 TDs

On the biggest college football stage ever, Bristol Motor Speedway, Dobbs jump started the Vols offense with a long 40-yard run in the second quarter. He rushed for 106 yards and two scores and threw for three more touchdowns in the win over Virginia Tech.

4. 2016 vs. Kentucky

11-17, 223 yards, 3 TDs, INT

14 carries, 147 yards, 2 TDs

Just last week against Kentucky, another five touchdown performance. Dobbs running ability was on display, he had 171 yards on eight carries on first down alone and made some nice throws for three touchdowns.
 

3. Breaking the streak vs. Florida

16-32, 319 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs

17 carries, 80 yards, TD


When Tennessee needed him the most, Dobbs was at his best, standing in the pocket and taking hit after hit while delivering throws right on the money to lead Tennessee back from a 21-0 deficit to beat the hated Gators for the first time since 2004.

2.  Beating Georgia in the Smokey Greys

25-42, 312 yards, 3 TDs, INT

18 carries, 118 yards, 2 TDs

Coming in with a 2-3 record after a tough loss to Arkansas, some were calling this a must-win game for the Vols and Dobbs stepped up. Tennessee trailed 24-3 late in the second quarter and Dobbs started the comeback with a 39-yard strike to Josh Smith on 4th and 8. He rushed for 118 yards and two scores, including the game winner and threw for 312 yards and three more touchdowns to beat Georgia for the first time since 2009.

 

1. Comeback at South Carolina

23-40, 301 yards, 2 TDs, INT

24 carries, 166 yards, 3 TDs

An important victory that helped Tennessee move the program forward by getting to a bowl game for the first time since 2010. In his first start of the season, sophomore Dobbs rushed for a career-high 166 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw for 301 yards and two scores, becoming the first Vol to ever rush for 100 and throw for 300 in the same game. Dobbs led the Vols down field for two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the game to force overtime, where the Vols would claim victory.


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