Josh Heupel saw Tennessee’s seniors enjoy a successful final game at Neyland Stadium on Saturday. The Volunteers held a slim 28-24 lead against Missouri in the 3rd quarter before exploding for 38 unanswered points in a 66-24 laugher.

“Pretty calm,” Heupel said during his postgame press conference when asked about his team’s temperament in a close game in the 3rd. “Certainly, the guys on the sideline, they don’t panic. A week ago, I don’t think we settled into the game and did the ordinary.”

It was a complete about-face for a Tennessee offense that scored its least points of the season against Georgia a week prior in a 27-13 loss. In fact, not only was it the Vols’ 3rd 60-plus point performance of the year, but it was the most points they had scored against an opponent in 2022.

“I just want to say thank you to our fanbase. First undefeated season at home in quite some time,” Heupel said. “When Neyland is rocking it is unsurpassed by anyone.”

Tennessee racked up 724 yards of total offense, a program record. That perhaps raises some questions as to whether Heupel was looking to impress the College Football Playoff committee with style points after a rough showing at Georgia.

“How we’re judged down the road is somewhat out of our control, but our best football is still out in front of us,” he said.

Here’s what else Heupel said after the game: