2. Every part of the offense was dominant
Last year, Tennessee football’s breakout game came against Mizzou. The Vols beat them 62-24 thanks to 28 first-quarter points. However, that Mizzou team was significantly worse on defense and significantly better on offense. This Mizzou team is six points per game better on defense, and nobody had scored more than 26 points on them in the SEC.
As a result, it was reasonable not to think that they would be able to replicate that performance. Well, the Vols surpassed it. They scored 66 points and 724 yards of total offense, surpassing both numbers against Mizzou last year. This unit was unstoppable, and it was all aspects of the group.
Bouncing back from that tough loss at UGA, Hendon Hooker threw for 355 yards, ran for another 57 and had four total touchdowns. Jalin Hyatt and Bru McCoy both had over 100 yards receiving. Ramel Keyton had 60 yards and a score. Princeton Fant had two scores.
Jabari Small, Jaylen Wright and Dylan Sampson all had over 50 yards rushing, and all three found the end zone. Even the backups dominated. Sampson is part of that group, as he had 98 yards on the ground. Joe Milton III completed all three of his attempts for 100 yards. Simply put, this unit was unstoppable.