Josh Heupel details Dylan Sampson’s four-touchdown performance

No. 10 Tennessee (1-0, 0-0 SEC) defeated Virginia (0-1, 0-0 ACC), 49-13, Saturday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sophomore running back Dylan Sampson scored three rushing touchdowns and totaled 52 rushing yards for the Vols. He also recorded nine receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.

Sampson’s four touchdowns are the most by a Tennessee running back since John Kelly Jr. recorded four touchdowns versus Georgia Tech in 2017.

“That’s a good way to start if you’re a running back,”  Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel said of Sampson’s performance. “All three of those guys played extremely well. I thought Jaylen Wright ran as physical as he has. The things that we saw in training camp, I thought we saw today. He did a great job of hitting holes, running through arm tackles and on the third level too. Jabari Small did a fantastic job.

“Dylan Sampson gets the four touchdowns, which is super productive for him. I love what he’s doing. The strength of that room can never be one guy. All of those guys are going to be extremely important, and you can see that based on the number of touches all of those guys got.”

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