A record-setting offensive performance would naturally come with lots of highlights, and Tennessee football did not disappoint. On Senior Day, the Vols put up 66 points and had over 700 yards of total offense in their win over the Missouri Tigers, sending Hendon Hooker out in style in his last game at Neyland Stadium. It was a day to remember.
The Vols had their most productive offensive game of Josh Heupel’s tenure, even outshining their breakout game under him, which was against Mizzou last year. It was close for a moment in the third quarter, but UT then poured it on and never let up, leading to a 42-point victory.
Not all of the highlights were available, but that’s to be expected when you have so many. We were able to pull video for 42 of the 66 points the Vols put on the board plus a few other big plays. Let’s look back on some of them in this post. Here are highlights from Tennessee football’s win over the Tigers.
Jabari Small 10-yard touchdown run
Jaylen Wright 3-yard touchdown run
Jalin Hyatt 30-yard reception on 4th and 4
Hendon Hooker 19-yard touchdown pass to Princeton Fant 19-yard
Hendon Hooker 14-yard touchdown run
Hendon Hooker 68-yard touchdown pass to Jalin Hyatt
Hendon Hooker 2-yard touchdown pass to Princeton Fant
Joe Milton III 58-yard pass to Squirrel White
Hendon Hooker and Joe Milton III lead the band
Some of the plays that were missed include Joe Milton III’s 46-yard touchdown pass to Ramel Keyton. Another Jaylen Wright touchdown run also didn’t make it, and neither did a huge fourth down stop or two sacks by the Vols on defense. Dylan Sampson’s touchdown run at the end of the game set up by that Milton pass to Squirrel White also wasn’t on there.
Chase McGrath also hit a 48-yard field goal, which was worthy of mentioning. We couldn’t pull up that highlight either. All of those plays are what got the Vols to 66 points. Simply put, it was an offensive clinic for Rocky Top, and it’s unfortunate that the defense didn’t get any of its highlights posted either.
Beyond the sacks and fourth down stop, Tennessee football had numerous 2nd and 1 and 3rd and 1 stops on running plays. Still, the list of highlights was extensive, and it was exactly what the Vols needed to boost their morale after last week’s tough loss on the road to the Georgia Bulldogs.