Five-touchdown performances from Tennessee’s defense in the second half of Saturday’s victory over South Carolina.
Tennessee’s first score was a 39-yard touchdown to Jordan Poyer, followed by a 37-yarder to Derrick White.
Three more points came on fourth-and-goal from the Tennessee 25 with 5:03 remaining in the first half.
The Volunteers (4-1, 3-0 SEC) also had three first downs on the first drive of the second quarter and converted a 3-yard run by Jordan Moore with 1:14 left.
Tennessee was 10-of-13 on third downs during the half.
Tennessee finished with a season-high 11 sacks and had three defensive linemen in double digits.
The Vols led 31-14 entering the fourth quarter.
The Gamecocks (2-3, 0-2) had three sacks, one fumble recovery and four tackles for loss.
The game ended with a field goal by sophomore quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who completed 16 of 21 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns.
He was 7 of 14 on third-down conversions.
Tennessee had one touchdown on third down in the final 2:01 of the first quarter.
It took a touchdown and a field-goal attempt by Brissette to end the game.
“We just had to come out and play,” offensive tackle Tyvis Powell said.
“The game wasn’t won yet, but we were in it, and we just had no control.
It was just a great opportunity for us to get on the scoreboard.
We have to get better.”
Tennessee had one of the game’s most dynamic running games.
Senior fullback D’Andre Hunt rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown, while junior Tyler Jones caught six passes for 117 yards.
Brissettle finished 11 of 23 for 133 yards.
Tennville finished with 579 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground, while South Carolina averaged 462 rushing yards.