Twelve SEC teams will play bowl games this season. That’s more than any other conference.

Shocking, I know.

Twelve teams and 12 quarterbacks that need to play well. After much deliberation, I think Joshua Dobbs of Tennessee has the most to prove during bowl season. My choice came down to him and Kyle Allen/Kenny Hill.

Dobbs is definitely the future of the Tennessee program. This game will not only be big for Dobbs, but for the Volunteer program as a whole. Recruiting and momentum going into next season are at stake for them. We know that Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M will have a great recruiting class no matter what happens in their bowl game matchup. So that’s why I went with Dobbs over the Texas A&M quarterbacks.

Dobbs busted onto the scene this season when he came in against Alabama. He completed 19 of 32 pass attempts for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns while also rushing for 75 yards. His name exploded the next two weeks at South Carolina and then at home against Kentucky, as he completed 42 of 67 passes for 598 yards, 5 touchdowns and ran 34 times for 216 yards with another 4 touchdowns.

His stats in his last two regular-season outings weren’t all that gaudy, but he definitely showed how good he can be.

Tennessee was a very young team this year and this bowl bid they got was huge for these guys. They face against a pretty solid Iowa team in the Bowl. The Volunteers can do wonders for their team morale, recruiting, and momentum going into next season if they can muster up a dominating win, or a win in any fashion.

This will be a huge game for Dobbs and his team heading into next season.