Vols defeat Tennessee Tech ahead of SEC opener

·1 min read

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.