Halftime: Vols lead Tennessee Tech in I-40 matchup

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Tennessee (1-1) is leading Tennessee Tech (0-2), 28-0, at halftime.

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

Hooker completed 13-of-20 passes for 146 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He totaled 55 rushing yards on seven attempts.

Hooker connected with JaVonta Payton on a 29-yard pass for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Jaylen Wright scored on a two-yard run to extend Tennessee’s lead to 14-0 in the first quarter.

Tennessee’s first drive in the second quarter resulted in a 45-yard pass from Hooker to Velus Jones Jr. The drive lasted nine plays and 96 yards in 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

Tennessee extended its lead to 28-0 before halftime as Jacob Warren recorded a one-yard reception for a touchdown from Hooker.