Joe Milton Leads Tennessee To Orange Bowl Victory

Written by Tony Ghaul

With QB Hendon Hooker sidelined with a knee injury in Tennessee’s loss to South Carolina back in November, Milton stepped into the starting lineup for the Volunteers to close out the season.

Last night, Milton led the Volunteers to a 31-14 win over Clemson. He completed 19 of 28 passes for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The most important play of the game was a 46-yard touchdown that put Tennessee up 28-14 in the fourth quarter. This was after a drive where Clemson scored a touchdown and made the two-point conversion to put the game within seven points.

Not only did Milton win the game for the Volunteers, but he won the MVP and, perhaps more importantly, helped his case to be the starting QB for them next season.

Tennessee QB Joe Milton. Photo courtsey of Eric Espada/Getty Images

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