Joshua Dobbs Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

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    Dobbs-1Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Tennessee’s 38-31 victory over Georgia on Saturday.

    Dobbs was also honored as the Walter Camp and Athlon National Offensive Player of the Week earlier on Monday.

    Dobbs finished Saturday’s contest with 312 yards on 25-of-42 passing with three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 118 yards on 18 carries, adding two touchdowns on the ground as well for a total of five scores accounted for.

    The 312 yards passing was a career high for Dobbs. Dobbs, along with Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel, are the only three quarterbacks in the last 20 years of the SEC who have accounted for 300+ passing yards and 100+ rushing yards in a single game. Dobbs, who is the only quarterback in Tennessee history to accomplish that, has now done it twice – Saturday and the 2014 South Carolina game.

    “[Dobbs accounted for] 430 total offense – accounted for five touchdowns,” Butch Jones said of Dobbs’ performance after the game. “Very, very gutty performance. He made plays when we had to. I thought our receivers stepped up, made some big plays. We were able to catch in advance. We talked about playing complementary football in all three phases. We gave them 14 points in the first half, but then you go on and you outscore a good football team 35 to 7. It speaks volumes.”

    UT-Alabama game time set: It’ll be another week before the Vols know their exact game time against Alabama on Oct. 24.

    “CBS has exercised a six-day selection option for games on October 24,” the SEC announced on Monday afternoon. “The games under consideration are Tennessee at Alabama and Texas A&M at Ole Miss. The game selected by CBS will air at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT, while the other contest will air on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. Selections will be made following games of Oct. 17.”

    Here’s the entire Oct. 24 tentative schedule: