Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee too much for Nebraska in Music City Bowl
Joshua Dobbs ran for three touchdowns and 118 yards and threw for 291 yards and another score and Tennessee beat No. 24 Nebraska, 38-24, on Friday in the Music City Bowl.
The Volunteers (9-4) beat a Big Ten team in a bowl for a third straight year and notched their first win in three tries against the Cornhuskers. It’s the first time Tennessee has won three straight bowls since 1994-1996 when Peyton Manning was quarterback for the Vols.
Tennessee took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter and outgained Nebraska, 521 yards to 318, in total offense in the bowl sponsored by Franklin American Mortgage.
Nebraska (9-4) ended the season with two consecutive losses. The Cornhuskers lost four of their final six after rising as high as No. 7 in the rankings.
Ryker Fyfe, the fifth-year former walk-on started for injured quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. He pulled Nebraska to within a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Fyfe threw two TD passes to Brandon Reilly and ran for a nine-yard TD with 10:02 left in the fourth to pull the Cornhuskers to within 31-24.
Dobbs answered with a 59-yard TD pass to Josh Malone for the final margin.
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