Tennessee Takes Care of Vanderbilt, 48-24

Tennessee Storms Past Vanderbilt
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 21 Tennessee churned out 617 yards of total offense on Saturday as it stormed past Vanderbilt, 48-24, on Senior Day at Neyland Stadium.

The Vols’ (8-4, 4-4 SEC) victory is their 80th on-field win over the Commodores – 78th in terms of NCAA record – and is the program’s second-most wins over a single opponent. Tennessee also extended its sellout streak to 13 consecutive home games dating back to the 2022 season.

Saturday marked the seventh time in the Heupel-era that UT has eclipsed 600 yards in a game, including the second time it has done so this season.

In his final start at Neyland Stadium, quarterback Joe Milton III accounted for six touchdowns – a career-high four passing and two rushing – becoming the first Vol to accomplish the feat since Jonathan Crompton totaled six scores versus Memphis on Nov. 7, 2009.

On the ground, running back Jaylen Wright totaled 75 yards on 11 carries to surpass the 1,000-yard plateau for the year, becoming the first Vol to do so since Jalen Hurd in 2015.

Wide receiver Squirrel White was Milton’s favorite target on the night, finishing with 10 receptions for 110 yards. Senior wideout Ramel Keyton posted his first-career 100-yard receiving performance, hauling in four catches for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tight ends Jacob Warren and McCallan Castles combined for six receptions for 126 yards, as well. Both Warren and Castles caught first-half touchdown passes.

Source: UT Sports
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