RTI’s Week 5 Reaction: Tennessee Dominates Missouri

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    Tennessee HC Josh Heupel. Photo by Tennessee Athletics.

    Week five is officially in the books as Tennessee improved to 3-2, 1-1 SEC on the year after the win in Columbia. The Vols took down the Tigers, 62-24, in a game that was over by the time the first quarter ended.

    Tennessee’s offense had a field day on the ground and in the air. The Vols accounted for more than 680 total yards as Hendon Hooker and Tiyon Evans each racked up three touchdowns on the day.

    The Volunteers’ defense also came to play, as the Vols had two interceptions against what was the SEC’s third-highest passing attack. All in all, Tennessee has about a good of a day as they could of imagined. The Vols needed to bounce back this week after a loss to Florida previously. And, after the win against Missouri, Tennessee also moves into the 3rd spot in the SEC East. The Vols are only trailing undefeated Kentucky and Georgia, and are one spot above Florida due to the Gators’ one additional SEC loss.

    After Saturday’s game, RTI’s Ryan Schumpert and Ric Butler gave their instant reactions to the game and Tennessee’s big win before breaking things down with the players and coaches on Monday afternoon.

    Additionally, you can find the press conference for Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel and player interviews from after the game here.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.