The Tennessee Volunteers win the Music City Bowl Trophy!!!


The senior quarterback tallied 409 total yards, including multiple key plays with his legs, and four touchdowns. The Vols ground game as a whole put up 230 yards in the win.

“Joshua Dobbs now 3rd QB in SEC history with 15 TDs passing and 10 rushing in multiple seasons. Other 2? Tim Tebow and Dak Prescott,” -Walker.

He broke the school’s single-season record for rushing scores by a quarterback with his 12th of the year

Also, the 3 rushing touchdowns matched the program’s record for most scores on the ground in a bowl game not just for quarterbacks, but for any player (since 1994).

Josh Dobbs joined Peyton Manning as the only Tennessee quarterbacks to win three consecutive bowl games

Tennessee Vols quarterback Josh Dobbs is undoubtedly one of the most beloved players in Tennessee football history! He turned this Tennessee program around, Dobbs was named MVP of his last college football game.

It’s been a honor to wear this T. I’ll never forget it. This is a special place.”


Derek Barnett needed ONE sack to surpass Reggie White’s Tennessee career sack record of 32 sacks.

Nebraska did a great job covering Barnett, but eventually the star DE got his first sack of the night, pulling Fyfe down late in the fourth quarter for a career sack number of 33, breaking a record and giving him the title.

Butch Jones had to take a timeout to give the entire team and staff a chance to share this huge moment with Barnett.


Josh Malone (WR) declared for NFL Draft     Alvin Kamara (RB) declared for NFL Draft

Derek Barnett (DE) declared for NFL Draft     Joshua Dobbs (QB)

Jalen Reeves-Maybin (LB)     Cameron Sutton (DB)     Corey Vereen (DL)

Malik Foreman (DB)     Latroy Lewis (DL)     Dylan Wiesman (OL)

Scoring Possessions:

TN:      Dobbs throws to Malone 31 yards to the N 42 yard line. Dobbs throws to Jennings for an 11 yard gain. Dobbs throws 3 yards to Kamara. Kelly carries around left side 28 yards for a touchdown. Medley extra point kick. Tennessee up 7-0.

TN:      Kamara carries for 2 yards. Dobbs throws to Jennings for 12 yards. Kelly gains 10 yards on sprint draw. Byrd picks up 9 on a reverse. Dobbs keeps the ball for a loss of 1. Kelly gains 4 yards, first down. Dobbs’ pass to Wolf is incomplete. Kamara runs up the middle and gains 1 yard. Dobbs scrambles for 14 yards, first down. Kelly off right tackle 5 yards. Dobbs on quarterback draw runs 15 yards for a TD. Medley extra point kick. Tennessee up 14-0.

N:     Fyfe throws for 33 yards to Carter. Carter gains 9 on a reverse. Fyfe throws a 38 yard pass to Reilly for a TD (unsportsmanlike on Barnett). Brown extra point. Nebraska now on the board 14-7.

TN:      Dobbs throws to Malone for 15 yards. Dobbs’ next pass is incomplete to Jennings. Dobbs throws to Kamara for 12 yards. Dobbs throws to Kamara for 9 yards. Dobbs runs for 14 yards. Dobbs throws to Jennings for 8 yards. [TN timeout] Kamara up middle to gain 4 yards. Dobbs throws incomplete to Jennings in end zone (pass interference on  Jones). Dobbs carries 2 yards for a TD. Medley extra point kick. Tennessee up 21-7.

TN:      Medley 46-yard field goal attempt is good, giving the Vols 3. 24-7.

N:     Fyfe throws to Pierson-El for 19 yard. Ozigbo up the middle for 42 yards. Wilbon has a loss of 1. Fyfe throws to Morgan for 9 yards. Then throws 12 yards to Reilly in back corner of the end zone for a TD. Brown extra point kick. 24-14.

TN:     Sutton returns kickoff 24 yards. Dobbs throws to Kamara for 7 yards. Kamara picks up 11 on a reverse. Dobbs throws to Wolf for 15 yards. Kelly gains 4 yards. Dobbs throws to Croom 30 yards to the 9 yard line. Kelly loses 1 yard. End of third quarter.                        Kelly caries up the middle for 7 yards. Dobbs runs 3 yards for a TD. 31-14.

N:     Brown 45-yard field goal. 31-17.

N:     Fyfe throws to Ozigbo for 11 yards. Ozigbo off left tackle for 9 yards. Fyfe sneak picks up 1 yard, first down. Fyfe keeps the ball for a 9 yard TD. Brown extra point kick. 31-24.

TN:     Abernathy returns a kickoff 15 yards to the 23 yard line. Kamara gains 7 yards. Dobbs overthrows Wolf. Dobbs gains 11 of QB draw, first down. Dobbs throws to Malone 59 yards for a TD. Medley extra point kick. 38-24.