According to Sports Animal host Jimmy Hyams, the Vols will start Josh Dobbs at quarterback on Saturday against Missoui.
We’ve confirmed UT QB Justin Worley will be out about 4 weeks with torn ligaments in right thumb. QB Josh Dobbs will start v. Missouri
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) October 29, 2013
Justin Worley re-aggravated his thumb injury against Alabama on Saturday and was relieved by true freshman Josh Dobbs.
Dobbs was very effective as the Volunteers’ quarterback, leading the team to two scoring drives.
The true freshman’s appearance against Alabama was his first game action of the season. Dobbs finished the game 5-of-12 for 75 yards.
Dobbs will definitely provide the Volunteers with more options, as he’s more of a threat to run than Justin Worley. He ran the ball 3 times for 19 yards in Tennessee’s loss to Alabama.
Butch Jones said on Monday that Riley Ferguson and Nathan Peterman would also be in the mix, but it was abundantly clear that Dobbs and Worley were the only options for Tennessee.
With Worley out and Nathan Peterman not ready, it leaves fellow true freshman Riley Ferguson as the backup to Dobbs.
Jones definitely doesn’t want to burn both of his true freshman’s redshirts, so this will be something to keep an eye on.
Missouri and Tennessee kick off at 7:00 pm ET on Saturday night. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
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