Tennessee bounced back from its disappointing loss to Pittsburgh a week ago by blasting Tennessee Tech at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, 56-0.

Quarterback Hendon Hooker, who played well against the Panthers after replacing an injured Joe Milton, provided a huge spark for the Volunteers on offense, as he completed 17-of-25 passes for 199 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions. The Virginia Tech transfer also added 64 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

The Tennessee defense, meanwhile, held the Golden Eagles to just 179 total yards, while also recording 4 interceptions in the game.

After the win, first-year Volunteers coach Josh Heupel talked about the victory and what’s next for his team.

On the environment the fans created even with an FCS opponent in town:

On Hooker’s play at quarterback:

On Milton’s health status:

On winning against an FCS team:

On his team’s offensive pace:

On the health of his offensive line:

On Byron Young’s return and ability to pressure opposing quarterbacks:

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