KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Joshua Dobbs threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, leading Tennessee back from a 21-point deficit to beat No. 19/16 Georgia, 38-31, on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
Saturday’s win tied for Tennessee’s (3-3, 1-2 SEC) third-largest comeback in program history. The Vols trailed, 24-3, late in the second quarter before scoring two touchdowns right before the half and three more in the second half. It also marked the second-largest UT comeback in Neyland Stadium history. The Vols rallied back from a 25-point deficit against Vanderbilt in 1987.
Dobbs threw for a career-high 312 yards, going 25-for-42, and also ran for 118 yards. Dobbs’ performance on Saturday marked just the second time in Tennessee history that a Vols quarterback has thrown for 300 yards and run for 100 yards. He accomplished that feat last year when he threw for 301 yards and ran for a career-high 166 against South Carolina.
Tennessee is off next Saturday. Will travel to Alabama in two weeks in a game everybody will be watching.