7 catches, 146 yards, 1 TD
In addition to weapons in the run game, Tennessee football was loaded with those who produced in the passing game, and that was with Cedric Tillman being held out. Princeton Fant had two touchdown receptions at tight end, one of which was among the most impressive of the year.
Bru McCoy had nine catches for 111 yards. In mop-up duty, Squirrel White had two catches for 64 yards. Ramel Keyton had a key 14-yard grab over the middle on a 3rd down play and then a 46-yard touchdown reception in mop-up duty. All of these guys deserve credit for their play.
However, to nobody’s surprise, Jalin Hyatt was once again the star. Now, similar to Turnage, Hyatt did have a bad sequence. The Vols missed a chance to go up three scores at halftime because Hyatt uncharacteristically dropped two passes wide open over the middle. On the other hand, he made up for it with the epic plays he came through on.
Hyatt had an amazing 30-yard grab on a 4th and 4 play to set up the Vols’ second touchdown. Then, after Mizzou cut the lead to 28-24, his number was called again. Josh Heupel dialed up a perfectly designed pass play for Hyatt, resulting in a 68-yard touchdown reception. That put the game out of reach, and yes, again, he was UT’s best weapon.