Following an emphatic road win at Missouri last Saturday, Tennessee was back in the building on Monday to begin prep for an important home game against South Carolina this Saturday at noon ET on ESPN2.
The Vols are looking forward to being back in front of the home crowd after back-to-back road contests to open conference play.
“Great opportunity this week with a big football game for us, being back inside of Neyland Stadium here (after) being gone a couple of weeks,” head coach Josh Heupel said. “Can’t wait to see that thing packed out and create a really good home field advantage.”
UT will look to keep things rolling after a record-setting offensive performance in its 62-24 rout of the Tigers in Columbia. The Big Orange finished with 683 total yards, their most since racking up 684 yards at Texas A&M on Oct. 8, 2016.
Of those 683 yards, 458 came on the ground, representing the most rushing yards in a road game in school history and the most overall since rushing for 513 yards against Washington & Lee on Nov. 10, 1951.
“The result is awesome because of the work that the players have been putting in.,” Heupel said of the team’s performance at Mizzou. “Sometimes that’s not recognized or seen by fans or the TV audience when you play a football game, but the process as we continue to grow in it should lend itself to more consistent performances.
“Absolutely, the performance from the other day should create buy-in from our players and trust in what we’re doing as a football staff in everything that we are doing, from strength and conditioning to nutrition to our on-the-field calls, playbook, whatever it might be.”
UT Great Al Wilson Set to Be Honored on Saturday
UT legend Al Wilson will be honored with his National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute during Saturday’s game. Wilson will be formally inducted in December. Tickets for Saturday’s contest are on sale now at AllVols.com.