Where Josh Heupel’s offense ranks nationally after Week 9

No. 3 Tennessee (8-0, 4-0 SEC) defeated No. 17 Kentucky (5-3, 2-3 SEC), 44-6, Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Week 9.

Tennessee’s 2022 regular-season schedule features home games against Ball State (W, 59-10), Akron (W, 63-6), Florida (W, 38-33), Alabama (W, 52-49), UT Martin (W, 65-24), Kentucky and Missouri.

The Vols’ 2022 schedule features road contests at Pittsburgh (W, 34-27 OT) in the second edition of the Johnny Majors ClassicLSU (W, 40-13), Georgia, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

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Following Week 9, Vols Wire looks at Josh Heupel’s offense through eight contests in 2022. Tennessee’s offensive statistics and where the Vols rank nationally following Week 9 are listed below.

Points: 395 (first nationally)

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Points per game average: 49.4 (first nationally)

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Touchdowns: 52 (tied first nationally)

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Rushing touchdowns: 26 (tied third nationally)

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Passing touchdowns: 26 (fourth nationally)

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Passing yards: 2,827 (third nationally)

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Rushing yards: 1,597 (29th nationally)

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Total yards: 4,424 (second nationally)

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Yards per game: 553 (first nationally)

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