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Replacement QBs in the spotlight as Tennessee visits No. 10 Missouri

  • In this Oct. 26, 2013, photo Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs passes against Alabama during a NCAA football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel)

    In this Oct. 26, 2013, photo Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs passes against Alabama during a NCAA football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Oct. 26, 2013, photo, Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs is tackled by Alabama defenders Adrian Hubbard, left, and Trey DePriest during a NCAA football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel)

    In this Oct. 26, 2013, photo, Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs is tackled by Alabama defenders Adrian Hubbard, left, and Trey DePriest during a NCAA football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel)  (The Associated Press)

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) at Missouri on Saturday.

The Tigers (7-1, 3-1) are coming off a tough overtime loss to South Carolina. They will again have redshirt freshman Maty Mauk at quarterback while James Franklin recovers from a shoulder injury.