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Reality will set in next weekend

 

Tennessee (2-1) defeated Tennessee Tech (0-3), 56-0, Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

Hendon Hooker started at quarterback for the Vols, replacing the injured Joe Milton III.

 

Hooker completed 17-of-25 passes for 199 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He totaled 64 rushing yards and one touchdown on nine attempts.

Tennessee led 28-0 at halftime. The Vols totaled 271 yards in the first half, while giving up 58 to the Golden Eagles.

For the game, Tennessee totaled 417 yards on 79 plays against Tennessee Tech. The Golden Eagles totaled 179 yards.

Tennessee will travel to Florida and open Southeastern Conference play in Week 4. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. EDT and ESPN will televise the SEC matchup.

 

 

Box Score:

 

 

2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Drew Martin 10/14 93 6.6 0 1
Davis Shanley 5/10 33 3.3 0 2
Willie Miller 2/10 18 1.8 0 1
David Gist 0/1 0 0.0 0 0
Metrius Fleming 0/1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 17/36 144 4.0 0 4
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Hendon Hooker 17/25 199 8.0 3 0
Harrison Bailey 3/7 16 2.3 0 0
TEAM 20/32 215 6.7 3 0
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Rushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Willie Miller 10 30 3.0 0 13
David Gist 7 15 2.1 0 4
Jordan Brown 3 7 2.3 0 5
Davis Shanley 1 0 0.0 0 0
Metrius Fleming 1 -7 -7.0 0 0
Drew Martin 6 -10 -1.7 0 8
TEAM 28 35 1.3 0 13
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Rushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Hendon Hooker 9 64 7.1 1 22
Jaylen Wright 9 43 4.8 1 15
Tiyon Evans 15 41 2.7 1 15
Len'Neth Whitehead 5 23 4.6 0 10
Marcus Pierce Jr. 5 23 4.6 0 7
Harrison Bailey 4 8 2.0 1 8
TEAM 47 202 4.3 4 22
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LONG
Quinton Cross 5 73 14.6 0 39
Jordan Brown 3 26 8.7 0 13
David Gist 3 17 5.7 0 12
Justin Oden 3 15 5.0 0 6
Metrius Fleming 1 8 8.0 0 8
Ashton Maples 1 7 7.0 0 7
Heath Price 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
TEAM 17 144 8.5 0 39
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LONG
Velus Jones Jr. 3 65 21.7 1 45
JaVonta Payton 3 46 15.3 1 29
Walker Merrill 4 40 10.0 0 16
Jimmy Calloway 1 22 22.0 0 22
Jacob Warren 3 10 3.3 1 5
Ramel Keyton 1 10 10.0 0 10
Princeton Fant 1 7 7.0 0 7
Jimmy Holiday 1 5 5.0 0 5
Andison Coby 1 5 5.0 0 5
Tiyon Evans 1 3 3.0 0 3
Jaylen Wright 1 2 2.0 0 2
TEAM 20 215 10.8 3 45
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Fumbles
  FUM LOST REC
Cameron Hudson 0 0 1
TEAM 0 0 1
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Fumbles
  FUM LOST REC
Hendon Hooker 2 1 0
TEAM 2 1 0
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Defensive
  TACKLES MISC
  TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HUR TD
Josh Reliford 11 6 0 0 0 1 0
Aidan Raines 7 4 0 0 0 0 0
Xavier Washington 7 4 0 0 0 0 0
K.J. Phillips 6 4 1 1 0 0 0
Seth Carlisle 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jamaal Boyd 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
Jayvian Allen 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jyron Gilmore 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Tucker 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Devin Squires 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kail Dava 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Hudson 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
Daniel Rickert 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Gaston Haney 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jack Warwick 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jalon Baker 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Trace Danley 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jale'n Gladney 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jamaal Singleton 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Quinton Cross 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Samari Burns 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nyquan Washington 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Slayde Simmons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clark Lockerby 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tavian Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Cantrell 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TEAM 77 45 1 1 2 2 0
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Defensive
  TACKLES MISC
  TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HUR TD
Aubrey Solomon 6 3 0 0.5 0 0 0
Byron Young 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Charles 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
William Mohan 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Kurott Garland 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Theo Jackson 3 1 0.5 1.5 0 0 0
Ja'Quain Blakely 3 0 0.5 0.5 1 1 0
Solon Page III 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tyler Baron 3 0 0.5 0.5 0 0 0
Doneiko Slaughter 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
Alontae Taylor 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
Jaylen McCollough 2 2 0 0 2 0 0
Omari Thomas 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Turnage 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Trevon Flowers 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
Jeremy Banks 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Aaron Beasley 2 0 0.5 0.5 0 0 0
Morven Joseph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Nick Humphrey 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cade Mays 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Warren Burrell 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
De'Shawn Rucker 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tamarion McDonald 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Caleb Tremblay 1 0 0 0.5 0 0 0
Roman Harrison 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kwauze Garland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jaylen Wright 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dominic Bailey 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
William Wright 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Butler 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Maurese Smith 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Isaac Green 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TEAM 62 30 4 8 7 4 1
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Interceptions
  INT YDS TD
No Tennessee Tech Interceptions
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Interceptions
  INT YDS TD
Solon Page III 1 31 1
Alontae Taylor 1 29 0
Jaylen McCollough 1 16 0
Tamarion McDonald 1 4 0
TEAM 4 80 1
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Kick Returns
  NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Jyron Gilmore 2 30 15.0 17 0
TEAM 2 30 15.0 17 0
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Kick Returns
  NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Velus Jones Jr. 1 23 23.0 23 0
TEAM 1 23 23.0 23 0
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Jyron Gilmore 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
TEAM 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Velus Jones Jr. 3 32 10.7 25 0
Walker Merrill 1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 4 32 8.0 25 0
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Kicking
  FG PCT LONG XP PTS
Devin Parker 0/1 0.0 0 0/0 0
TEAM 0/1 0.0 0 0/0 0
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Kicking
  FG PCT LONG XP PTS
Chase McGrath 0/0 0.0 0 7/7 7
JT Carver 0/0 0.0 0 1/1 1
TEAM 0/0 0.0 0 8/8 8
2635.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Tech Punting
  NO YDS AVG TB IN 20 LONG
Hayden Olsen 8 309 38.6 0 3 48
TEAM 8 309 38.6 0 3 48
2633.png&h=100&w=100Tennessee Punting
  NO YDS AVG TB IN 20 LONG
Kolby Morgan 4 154 38.5 0 1 55
TEAM 4 154 38.5 0 1 55

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I harbor no hopes of even being competitive vs the lizards, much less actually winning. I pray Im wrong..

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Th'Vols handled TnTech as they should have. Not a perfect game by any measure, but certainly dominating in every aspect. We listened in on the radio while I cooked a pot of chicken/sausage/okra Gumbo, and sometime during the 3rd qtr I thought I heard Kesseling say that TnTech was "only here to earn a paycheck". Now, as we all know that's one way to look at it. But as far as I can remember that's the first time I've heard an announcer just out and say it like that. Anyway, I thought it was kinda tacky and a condescending thing for Kesseler to say during a broadcast. Providing he actually did, in the way of disclaimers it wouldn't be the first time I've misheard something.

 

65 Vols participated in the game. That's 20 guys short of  everybody on a normal roster, and if I'm not mistaken only 5 guys short of Tennessee's current roster. Sheit, we cleared the bench vs TnTech, the 5 guys who didn't play were out for the game. So a lot of guys got some good PT, and a lot of questions were answered. One question I think, the status of Harrison Bailey. Now, Bailey played well enough, contributed a TD, he done good. After finally being able to form an actual comparison, I can see why Hooker will be our QB going forward. Bailey has a ton of potential, and I have no doubt that we haven't seen his best. It's just that right now, every good thing I see HB do, Hooker does better. And I don't intend to tear Bailey down, the days coming that we're all going to be glad that Harrisin Bailey's on this football team. It's just the difference between a senior and a sophomore, and right now Bailey can't do any more to change that than Hooker can.

 

I'm not going to talk much about Milton because I think Hooker's done enough to win the position. A strong arm is impressive,, but when it's accompanied by a lack of control it begs about a dozen questions. For myself it comes down to the same metric, everything Milton does well, Hooker simply does better.  All around, Hooker brings more successful elements to the offense than Milton does. Barring the unpredictable, I'll take a short drive over to Knoxville and pop Heupel's face inside out if I see Milton starting another game. 

 

Now for those like me who didn't get to watch the game, here's the highlites...

 

 

 

It's true, the salad days at UT have come to an end. Next Saturday Josh Heupel and his cohorts will begin to learn what we already know. I think it was 25 guys that seen their first PT as a Vol vs Bowling Green. Now they're all about to get a first class education about where they need to be to play and compete against upper SEC teams. To say the least, no game so far this yr has prepared them for what comes next. In a game I thought would be more one-sided, last night the Gators just about stole one from Alabama. That's the first time I've watched them play this yr, but what I came away with is, Florida's better than they were last yr. I think th'Vols are too, but they're thin at almost every position, and I'm not sure the offense has control of the playbook.

 

One thing certain, this week starts a most regretable 7 week stretch of confrence opponents. 4 of which I feel a lot better about than the games against Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. I just hope we play well against those guys and go away without having the crap beat out of our guys. Even better, we put a scare into 1 or 2 of them. Out of Mizzou, SoCaro, Kentucky, and Ol'Miss I think we can win two, maybe 3. But also maybe all four. I keep hearing that Ol'Miss runs an offense similar to ours, and I think we have a better defense. The Kentucky game could come down to the defense too. Our biggest concern has to be keeping our thin team in playing condition while practicing for and winning ballgames at the same time. None of those other guys are going to make that easy for us. 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, cowhampshirevol said:

They played a high school team. Thx for box score Rob. 

I'll bet you a bag full of buttcracks that TnTech would force a halftime forfeit out of any high school team you want to name.

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