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Tennessee whips Northwestern

AP

Joshua Dobbs threw for 166 yards and ran for two touchdowns, helping Tennessee cap its best season in eight years with a 45-6 win on Friday over No. 12 Northwestern in the Outback Bowl.

Dobbs scored on runs of 14 and 18 yards, and Jalen Hurd ran for 130 yards and one touchdown for the Volunteers (9-4). They finished with at least nine wins for the first time since 2007.

Northwestern (10-3) failed in a bid to finish with a school-record 11 victories.

Dobbs completed 14 of 25 passes. The dual-threat QB ran 12 times for 48 yards, and his second TD made it 31-6 early in the fourth quarter.