KNOXVILLE — There were big numbers aplenty Saturday night during 15th-ranked Tennessee's 63-6 trampling of Akron.
The Volunteers racked up 416 first-half yards and 676 total yards. Sixth-year senior quarterback Hendon Hooker compiled a robust efficiency rating of 253.5, and junior receiver Jalin Hyatt produced his first career 100-yard game with ease, amassing 166 yards on just five catches.
Yet the biggest number of all was the packed house of 101,915 inside Neyland Stadium that watched the Vols do the expected by crushing one of the worst teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Akron is just 4-29 since the start of the 2019 season.
"This was a good, solid win tonight in all three phases, and our fan base was just absolutely electric," Tennessee second-year coach Josh Heupel said. "It was the best 'Vol Walk' I've ever been a part of, and the sellout crowd with all the energy and the noise was just a huge part of this football game."