WATCH: Tennessee Defeats Ball State – Instant Reaction

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    Tennessee is officially 1-0 on the season after defeating Ball State by a score of 59-10 on Thursday in Neyland Stadium.

    The Vols moved their opener to Thursday for a bigger spotlight, and Tennessee showed out under that spotlight. From eye-popping new stadium enhancements to nearly a 60-point score while playing both starters and backups, Tennessee provided their fans with an exciting night to kick off the season.

    After the game, Rocky Top Insider’s Ryan Schumpert and Ric Butler took to the field to record their instant reactions to Tennessee’s win. The guys discuss Tennessee’s rotation of players on Thursday, freshman running back Dylan Sampson, and more. Check it all out below.

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    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.