NCAA Football

Tennessee Volunteers (7-5)


Sat. 11/13 Sat. 11/20 Sat. 11/27
vs. UGa
L 17-41
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vs. USA
W 60-14
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vs. Vandy
W 45-21
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Tennessee hands rival Vanderbilt season-ending loss, 45-21

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Josh Heupel passed both tests among the SEC Class of 2021.

Tennessee's first-year head football coach won games against fellow Southeastern Conference newcomers. First it was Shane Beamer at South Carolina, then Saturday it was Clark Lea at Vanderbilt, 45-21.

Hendon Hooker threw for 156 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 75 yards for the Volunteers (7-5, 4-4). Jabari Small rushed for 103 yards two touchdowns and Jaylen Wright had 113 yards and a score as the Vols grabbed bragging rights over their intrastate rival Commodores (2-10, 0-8).

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Leaders
Passing Yards: H. Hooker2567
Passing TDs: H. Hooker26
Rushing Yards: J. Small612
Rushing TDs: J. Small8
Receiving Yards: C. Tillman931
Receiving TDs: C. Tillman9
Interceptions: J. McCollough3
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Bowling Green W 38 - 6
9/11 vs. Pittsburgh L 34 - 41
9/18 vs. Tennessee Tech W 56 - 0
9/25 at 11 Florida L 14 - 38
10/2 at Missouri W 62 - 24
10/9 vs. South Carolina W 45 - 20
10/16 vs. 13 Ole Miss L 26 - 31
10/23 at 4 Alabama L 24 - 52
11/6 at 18 Kentucky W 45 - 42
11/13 vs. 1 Georgia L 17 - 41
11/20 vs. South Alabama W 60 - 14
11/27 vs. Vanderbilt W 45 - 21
Southeastern
East
  Conference Overall
1 Georgia 8-0 12-0
Kentucky 5-3 9-3
Tennessee 4-4 7-5
Missouri 3-5 6-6
South Carolina 3-5 6-6
Florida 2-6 6-6
Vanderbilt 0-8 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
3 Alabama 7-1 11-1
9 Mississippi 6-2 10-2
25 Arkansas 4-4 8-4
15 Texas A&M 4-4 8-4
Mississippi State 4-4 7-5
Auburn 3-5 6-6
LSU 3-5 6-6
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5507 (16)
Passing Yards: 2964 (56)
Rushing Yards: 2543 (19)
Points per game: 38.8 (10)
Yards per game: 458.9 (17)
Touchdowns: 57 (10)
Field Goals: 11 (97)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4855 (91)
Passing Yards: 3017 (110)
Rushing Yards: 1838 (72)
Points per game: 27.5 (83)
Yards per game: 404.6 (89)
Touchdowns: 42 (96)
Field Goals: 10 (26)