NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee captured its 28th bowl win in 120 years of football as the No. 21-ranked Volunteers beat Nebraska 38-24 in Friday's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
John Kelly's 28-yard run 100 seconds into the second quarter put the Big Orange in front 7-0. Nebraska never shrunk that margin from then on.
Both teams finished 2016 with records of 9-4. It was a sellout crowd of 68,496.
Derek Barnett's 13th sack of the season pushed his career total to 33, which pushed him ahead of the late Reggie White on Tennessee's all-time list.
In the final college football game of his career, Vols quarterback Joshua Dobbs totaled 409 yards of offense and tied James "Little Man" Stewart in the Tennessee record book for most touchdowns (3) in a bowl game.
In his last college game before declaring for the NFL Draft, Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara ran for 31 yards on seven carries, while also catching seven passes for 46 yards.
Wide receiver Josh Malone paced the Tennessee wide receiver corps with 120 yards through the air on five grabs, including a game-sealing 59-yard touchdown catch with 8:45 left in the fourth quarter.
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