After a bye week spent conducting brick-related activities with Butch Jones, Josh Dobbs returned to the field and gave us the gifts of two more interceptions and Tennessee trailing Kentucky in the SEC East standings by a game and a half. It was a magnificent performance from Dobbs (more on that below) and gives me hope that he won’t just coast through the gauntlet of Tennessee Tech, Kentucky, Missouri, and Vanderbilt.
We also saw Chad Kelly take over second place with a one-interception performance against Auburn. Of course, his interception came immediately after a dropped touchdown pass because LIFE IS HERE TO MAKE SURE YOU ENJOY NOTHING.
And we can’t ignore the late charges from Nick Fitzgerald and Luke Del Rio. About a month ago, those two were hovering in the bottom third of the leaderboard. Now, they’re all grown up and threatening to find a way to get on the podium at the end of the season. GODSPEEED, fellas.
(Here’s a refresher on what we’re doing.)
WEEK 9 BOX SCORE POOP PASSING WINNER
Another two-for-one special because I will always recognize greatness. The aforementioned Josh Dobbs checks in with an 11.3 QBR, which is wonderful, but it did get into double digits, a feat not easily accomplished by SEC East quarterbacks this year.
Even though Brandon McIlwain threw just one pass, it was enough to earn a 0.7 QBR, which, according to the charter and bylaws of this here site, we must recognize. It also means we now have seven straight weeks of an SEC quarterback not breaking 6.5 in QBR.
A #BLESSED AGE WE LIVE IN, Y’ALL.