In simpler times Tennessee led Oklahoma 3-0 in the first quarter and was driving for more. A 3rd and 5 completion from Josh Dobbs to Josh Malone extended the drive, and five plays later the Vols had 2nd and 7 at the Oklahoma 9. Some questions have been asked this year about Dobbs' ability to throw the ball, but no one had any questions about this:
We know how this day ended, but beyond the truth of Tennessee going to double overtime with a College Football Playoff participant, there's plenty of good to say about Dobbs' effort on this play. Those in the school of "Dobbs throws better on the run!" love this play, where our quarterback does an excellent job stepping through on a block by Alvin Kamara and firing a strike to Malone in the corner of the end zone before Oklahoma has a chance to get a finger on him. It was an exceptional conversion against a really good defense, and though it didn't end up cashing in on this day, it resonates beyond one game as an example of Tennessee's quarterback making a big money throw against a big money foe.