Tennessee football by the numbers

Tennessee Athletics photo by Kate Luffman / Tennessee coach Josh Heupel and Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker celebrate after a touchdown drive during the 52-49 win over Alabama.
Tennessee Athletics photo by Kate Luffman / Tennessee coach Josh Heupel and Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker celebrate after a touchdown drive during the 52-49 win over Alabama.

1: Tennessee's standing in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2022 season.

2: Where the Volunteers would have finished in the Southeastern Conference race had there been no divisions, which are expected to go away when Oklahoma and Texas join the league. Tennessee finished 6-2 in league play along with Alabama and LSU but defeated both of those teams, so under the future format, the Vols would have played Georgia again on December's first Saturday.

3: Wins by the Vols this year on CBS, their most in a single season since 2001. Tennessee entered this year having lost 11 consecutive CBS games.

5: Hendon Hooker's jersey number and Hooker's placement in the Heisman Trophy balloting, which was the highest finish by a Vol since Peyton Manning was runner-up in 1997.

10: Victories by the Vols heading into Friday night's Orange Bowl, marking the program's first 10-win regular season since 2003.

15: Consecutive seasons Tennessee had lost to Alabama until the Vols prevailed 52-49 in Knoxville on Oct. 15.

31: Tennessee's ranking out of 131 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in third-down defense. The Vols were 101st in that category last season.

47.3: How many points per game Tennessee averages, a stat that leads the nation.

63: Points allowed to South Carolina on Nov. 19, the most surrendered in a game by the Vols since 1893.

105.6: Receiving yards per game by junior Jalin Hyatt, the first Biletnikoff Award winner in Tennessee history.

287.0: Passing yards per game allowed by the Vols, which ranks 127th nationally.

538.1: How many yards per game Tennessee averages, a stat that leads the nation.

2007: The last time the Vols were undefeated at home until this season.

101,915: The listed attendance at Neyland Stadium, or a recognized sellout, for each of this season's last six home games.

— Compiled by David Paschall