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Tennessee beats No. 24 Nebraska 38-24 in Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Joshua Dobbs finished his Tennessee career making one final move, helping All-America defensive lineman Derek Barnett figure out how to lead the band in ''Rocky Top.''

''I was a little nervous,'' Barnett said with a laugh.

Dobbs quickly chimed in: ''He asked me what to do.''

The duo led Tennessee in celebrating after beating No. 24 Nebraska 38-24 on Friday at the Music City Bowl. Dobbs ran for three touchdowns and 118 yards and threw for 291 yards and another score, while Barnett got the sack he needed to break a tie with the late Reggie White for the school career record.

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.

''Great, great competitor,'' Tennessee coach Butch Jones said about Dobbs. ''I knew he was going to play one of his best games. I was worried he was too amped up before the game. I told him he had four quarters of football, don't win it in the first quarter, take what they give you.''

Tennessee took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter and outgained Nebraska 521-318 in total offense in the bowl sponsored by Franklin American Mortgage.

Nebraska (9-4) ended the season with two straight 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 within a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Fyfe threw two TD passes to Brandon Reilly and ran for a 9-yard TD with 10:02 left in the fourth to pull the Cornhuskers within 31-24.

Dobbs answered with a 59-yard TD pass to Josh Malone for the final margin, and Nebraska coach Mike Riley said Dobbs' athleticism was a factor.

''He did a nice job of throwing a lot of balls right on time, but it looked like to me, too, that when it wasn't there, when it wasn't right on time, he moved around, bought time where he moved around and ran,'' Riley said. ''Those plays were hard on us. You know, they had a big impact on that. I think he went for two touchdowns off of scramble plays.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Nebraska: Armstrong was just one of the Cornhuskers watching from the sideline with his injured hamstring. Terrell Newby, their leading rusher with 864 yards, ran only nine times for 15 yards in the first half and didn't return. Reilly had his first TDs this season, trying to help with wide receiver Jordan Westercamp recovering from knee surgery.

Fyfe credited Barnett with being in the backfield a lot. ''My head, I was seeing stars and I thought I was concussed,'' Fyfe said of being sacked by Barnett.

Tennessee: The Vols gave up 608 yards offense in their last visit to Nashville, a 45-34 loss to Vanderbilt that ended their hopes of a Sugar Bowl berth. With linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. and cornerback Cam Sutton among those defenders healthier after a month off, the Vols came up with four sacks and a turnover.

BARNETT'S RECORD

Barnett finally got his 33rd career sack with 3:29 left, giving him the school record for career sacks to himself. The junior came in sharing the mark with the Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman. His teammates mobbed him after the sack, and the Vols took a timeout to celebrate to avoid a penalty. ''They knew that that was a milestone, that that was something very, very special,'' Jones said. ''And that's one of those moments in time that you'll always remember.''

A junior, Barnett is expected to declare early for the NFL draft. Barnett said he will consult with his family before making a decision.

IN GOOD COMPANY

Dobbs became only the third quarterback in SEC history with 15 touchdowns passing and 10 rushing in multiple seasons with his 10-yard TD run in the second quarter. Dobbs had 15 TDs passing and 11 rushing last season and came into the bowl only needing a rushing TD. He joined Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and Dak Prescott of Mississippi State, now in the NFL with Dallas, as the only quarterbacks to manage that feat.

His third TD rushing in the fourth quarter was his 12th of season, a school record for quarterbacks.

UP NEXT

Nebraska: The Cornhuskers need a new quarterback before next season with Tanner Lee, a transfer from Tulane, and Patrick O'Brien, who redshirted as a freshman this season, the options.

Tennessee: The Vols also will be looking for a new starter. Quinten Dormady backed up Dobbs this season, but freshman Jarrett Guarantano is a dual-threat quarterback.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:45
25-A.Medley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
38
Touchdown 8:45
11-J.Dobbs complete to 3-J.Malone. 3-J.Malone runs 59 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
77
yds
01:10
pos
24
37
Point After TD 10:02
34-D.Brown extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
31
Touchdown 10:02
17-R.Fyfe runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
31
yds
01:55
pos
23
31
Field Goal 12:11
34-D.Brown 45 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
15
yds
01:58
pos
17
31
Point After TD 14:09
25-A.Medley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
31
Touchdown 14:09
11-J.Dobbs scrambles runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
10
yds
00:51
pos
14
30
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:26
34-D.Brown extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 3:26
17-R.Fyfe complete to 87-B.Reilly. 87-B.Reilly runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
02:26
pos
13
24
Field Goal 5:58
25-A.Medley 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
12
yds
03:14
pos
7
24
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:09
25-A.Medley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 0:09
11-J.Dobbs runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
86
yds
01:27
pos
7
20
Point After TD 1:36
34-D.Brown extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 1:36
17-R Fyfe complete to 87-B.Reilly. 87-B.Reilly runs 38 yards for a touchdown. Penalty on TEN 9-D.Barnett Unsportsmanlike conduct.
3
plays
80
yds
1:20
pos
6
14
Point After TD 7:36
25-A.Medley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 7:36
11-J.Dobbs scrambles runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
66
yds
04:44
pos
0
13
Point After TD 13:20
25-A.Medley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 13:20
4-J.Kelly runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
73
yds
01:26
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 25
Rushing 5 12
Passing 12 12
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 5-16 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 398 521
Total Plays 71 76
Avg Gain 5.6 6.9
Net Yards Rushing 61 230
Rush Attempts 28 38
Avg Rush Yards 2.2 6.1
Net Yards Passing 337 291
Comp. - Att. 20-43 23-38
Yards Per Pass 7.8 7.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-42 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-41 6-65
Touchdowns 4 5
Rushing TDs 1 4
Passing TDs 3 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 3-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 7-42.7 6-43.3
Return Yards 28 72
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-1
Kickoffs - Returns 2-28 3-71
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 4/4 6/6
Extra Points 3/3 5/5
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Nebraska 9-4 0771024
21 Tennessee 9-4 02131438
337 PASS YDS 291
61 RUSH YDS 230
398 TOTAL YDS 521
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Fyfe 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.6% 281 3 0 139.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.6% 281 3 0 139.2
R. Fyfe 18/37 281 3 0
Z. Darlington 2 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 14 0 0 52.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 14 0 0 52.9
Z. Darlington 2/6 14 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Ozigbo 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 66 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
97 412 5
D. Ozigbo 7 66 0 42
T. Newby 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
190 879 7
T. Newby 9 15 0 9
C. Carter 11 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 34 0
C. Carter 1 9 0 9
S. Morgan Jr. 8 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
S. Morgan Jr. 1 0 0 0
M. Wilbon 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 89 0
M. Wilbon 1 -1 0 -1
R. Fyfe 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 -27 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 -27 1
R. Fyfe 8 -27 1 9
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Reilly 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 136 3
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 136 3
B. Reilly 5 136 3 39
D. Pierson-El 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 49 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 254 1
D. Pierson-El 5 49 0 19
C. Carter 11 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 190 1
C. Carter 2 34 0 33
S. Morgan Jr. 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 453 2
S. Morgan Jr. 3 28 0 16
B. Reimers 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 75 1
B. Reimers 2 26 0 24
D. Ozigbo 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 100 0
D. Ozigbo 1 11 0 11
T. Newby 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 149 1
T. Newby 2 11 0 11
A. Moore 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
A. Moore 0 0 0 0
G. Rahn 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
G. Rahn 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Kalu 10 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
J. Kalu 7-1 0.0 0
A. Williams 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 3 0.0
A. Williams 6-1 0.0 0
M. Rose-Ivey 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
M. Rose-Ivey 6-1 0.0 0
L. Jackson 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
L. Jackson 6-1 0.0 0
D. Young II 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
D. Young II 5-0 0.0 0
J. Banderas 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Banderas 4-0 0.0 0
R. Dzuris 88 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
R. Dzuris 4-2 0.0 0
C. Jones 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 3 0.0
C. Jones 4-0 0.0 0
A. Reed 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
A. Reed 4-1 0.0 0
K. Maurice 55 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Maurice 3-1 0.0 0
F. Akinmoladun 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
F. Akinmoladun 3-1 0.0 0
Ki. Williams 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 5 0.0
Ki. Williams 2-2 0.0 0
C. Davis 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Davis 1-1 0.0 0
C. Weber 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Weber 0-1 0.0 0
S. King 17 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
S. King 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Brown 34 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
12/14 38/38
D. Brown 1/1 45 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Lightbourn 35 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 42.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
65 39.7 1
C. Lightbourn 7 42.7 1 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Nelson 39 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
J. Nelson 1 15.0 15 0
L. McNitt 41 FB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 11.0 13 0
L. McNitt 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Dobbs 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.5% 291 1 0 133.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63% 2946 27 12 150.6
J. Dobbs 23/38 291 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Dobbs 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 118 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
150 831 12
J. Dobbs 11 118 3 29
J. Kelly 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 70 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 70 1
J. Kelly 15 70 1 28
A. Kamara 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
103 596 9
A. Kamara 7 31 0 11
J. Jennings 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 14 0
J. Jennings 2 14 0 9
T. Byrd 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
T. Byrd 1 9 0 9
J. Smith 25 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -11 0
J. Smith 1 -11 0 -11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Malone 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 120 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 120 1
J. Malone 5 120 1 59
J. Jennings 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 59 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 59 0
J. Jennings 6 59 0 15
A. Kamara 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
40 392 4
A. Kamara 7 46 0 12
J. Croom 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 38 0
J. Croom 2 38 0 30
Et. Wolf 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 15 0
Et. Wolf 1 15 0 15
J. Smith 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 97 1
J. Smith 2 13 0 14
Defense T-A SACK INT
L. Lewis 4 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
L. Lewis 7-0 1.0 0
D. Barnett 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 1.0
D. Barnett 6-0 1.0 0
D. Kirkland Jr. 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
D. Kirkland Jr. 5-2 0.0 0
T. Kelly Jr. 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
T. Kelly Jr. 4-0 0.0 0
J. Kongbo 1 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 1.0
J. Kongbo 4-0 1.0 0
C. McDowell 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 1 0.0
C. McDowell 4-3 0.0 0
R. Gaulden 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
R. Gaulden 3-1 0.0 0
M. Foreman 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
M. Foreman 3-0 0.0 0
C. Vereen 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Vereen 1-0 1.0 0
S. Griffin 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Griffin 1-0 0.0 0
E. Moseley 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Moseley 1-0 0.0 0
M. Abernathy 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
M. Abernathy 1-2 0.0 0
K. Vickers 39 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
K. Vickers 1-2 0.0 0
C. Sutton 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
C. Sutton 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Medley 25 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
11/16 61/61
A. Medley 1/1 46 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Daniel 93 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
70 44.6 2
T. Daniel 6 43.3 2 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Sutton 23 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 21.7 24 0
C. Sutton 1 24.0 24 0
M. Abernathy 22 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
M. Abernathy 1 15.0 15 0
T. Byrd 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 32.0 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 32.0 32 0
T. Byrd 1 32.0 32 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Sutton 23 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 1.0 1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 5.3 1 0
C. Sutton 1 1.0 1 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:38 NEB 1 2:43 6 12 Punt
6:30 NEB 20 4:09 8 21 Punt
1:11 NEB 35 1:08 3 -9
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NEB 31 0:07 1 0 Punt
13:20 NEB 25 0:52 3 -1 Punt
7:36 NEB 35 2:03 4 6 Punt
2:48 NEB 20 1:12 3 80 TD
0:05 NEB 33 0:00 1 -1
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NEB 35 0:37 2 9 FUMBLE
12:47 NEB 35 3:26 7 8 Punt
5:52 NEB 25 2:26 5 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:09 NEB 25 1:58 7 47 FG
11:57 TENN 31 1:55 5 31 TD
8:38 NEB 15 0:57 3 -5 Punt
5:52 NEB 17 2:23 13 61
1:27 NEB 2 0:33 5 14
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TENN 25 3:14 9 42 Punt
8:47 TENN 45 2:10 5 6 Punt
2:13 TENN 9 0:48 3 6 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 TENN 27 1:26 4 73 TD
12:20 TENN 34 4:44 11 66 TD
5:25 TENN 22 2:29 7 31 Punt
1:36 TENN 25 1:27 10 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:14 NEB 44 1:19 4 9
9:12 TENN 23 3:14 8 12 FG
3:18 TENN 24 2:30 7 66
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NEB 10 0:51 2 10 TD
9:55 TENN 23 1:10 4 77 TD
7:24 TENN 39 1:24 3 -3 Punt
3:25 NEB 48 1:46 3 6 Punt
0:46 NEB 16 0:00 1 -1