10.30.14 sports josh dobbs
Hayley Pennesi • The Daily Beacon

Sophomore quarterback Joshua Dobbs unloads a pass during the Vols' 34-20 loss to Alabama on Oct. 25. Dobbs finished the game going 19-for-32 with 192 yards passing and two touchdowns. He also tacked on 75 rushing yards on 19 carries.

Joshua Dobbs' presence helps UT offense build momentum

Tennessee's assistant coaches made it abundantly clear; Joshua Dobbs' presence in the offense made a difference for the Volunteer's offense.

Following two consecutive SEC contests in which they failed to score a touchdown, Dobbs led the UT offense to scores on three consecutive drives, resulting in 17 unanswered points to trim Alabama's lead to 27-17.

Dobbs' insertion into the signal caller role, however, had an effect on more than just the scoreboard.

"He helps us a lot," wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni said. "He is able to get us out of some trouble when we need it ...