Vols broke a slew of records on their way to an 11-win season

Tennessee Athletics photo / The Tennessee Volunteers set a multitude of program standards on their way to an 11-2 season that ended last Friday night with a 31-14 triumph over Clemson in the Orange Bowl.

Tennessee's 11-2 football season that wrapped up last Friday night with a 31-14 downing of Clemson in the Orange Bowl was accompanied by multiple program records that the Volunteers either equalled or, in most cases, set outright.

Here is a by-the-numbers look at some of the most notable:

5 -- Touchdown receptions by Jalin Hyatt in the 52-49 triumph over Alabama on Oct. 15. The previous single-game record of three had been shared by multiple Vols.

6 -- Ranked opponents Tennessee defeated at the time of the matchup, equalling the feat of the 1998 national championship team.

11.7 -- Yards per carry the Vols averaged Nov. 26 in the 56-0 victory at Vanderbilt, breaking the 10.7-yard clip during a 68-0 win over Tennessee Tech in 1951.

15 -- Touchdown receptions by Hyatt, the Biletnikoff Award winner, surpassing the 13 Marcus Nash compiled in 1997.

20 -- Consecutive games in which Hendon Hooker had at least one touchdown pass, topping the 18 straight by Heath Shuler during the 1992-93 seasons.

38 -- Team passing touchdowns this season, eclipsing the 37 during Peyton Manning's senior season in 1997.

40 -- Team rushing touchdowns, which matched what the 1951 national champions tallied in 10 regular-season games (bowl totals weren't included in NCAA season stats until 2002).

46.1 -- Tennessee's points per game, topping the 42.8 average of the 1993 team.

68.8 -- Hooker's career completion percentage for quarterbacks with a minimum of 500 attempts, topping Manning's 62.5% clip.

70 -- Extra points by kicker Chase McGrath, who also set a record last season with 66.

118 -- Points by McGrath, matching Aaron Medley in 2015 as the most in a season by a kicker.

525.5 -- Yards per game, breaking the 482.8 average established by the 1997 team.

599 -- Points scored, blowing past the 511 set just last season.

724 -- Yards of total offense set during the 66-24 rout of Missouri on Nov. 12, edging out the 718 the Vols compiled against Troy in 2012.

6,832 -- Total offensive yards, surpassing the 6,174 set a year ago.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com.