No. 10 Missouri knows how it feels to lose a veteran quarterback to injury. Tennessee now knows, too.
Freshman Josh Dobbs will make his first career start this week for the Volunteers (4-4, 1-3 Southeastern Conference), who haven't defeated a ranked opponent since 2006 and have dropped 18 consecutive true road games.
''You have to be locked in,'' first-year coach Butch Jones said. ''You can't let the crowd, you can't let the clutter and distraction creep into place. It's a mindset. That's the next phase for this football team and this football program.''
Dobbs replaced injured junior Justin Worley (thumb) in the second half of last week's 45-10 loss at Alabama and led two scoring drives for Tennessee's only points of the game. He completed five of 12 passes for 75 yards and ran three times for 19 yards.
That might sound familiar to the Tigers (7-1, 3-1).
Three weeks ago, Missouri redshirt freshman Maty Mauk entered a 36-17 win at Georgia in the final quarter for senior James Fr...