Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Jalin Hyatt said that the team’s battle with LSU did not feel like a road game at Death Valley.
The Tennessee Volunteers are one of college football’s fastest rising teams. They were 4-0 entering Week 6, and had the chance to defeat the LSU Tigers for the first time since 2005. Playing on the road at Death Valley is no easy feat, but it was for the Vols.
On Saturday, Tennessee cruised to a 40-13 victory over LSU, thanks in part to their 503 yards provided by the offense.
Jalin Hyatt, who caught two touchdowns in the game, told the media that Death Valley did not feel like a road game. In fact, you can see how many Tennessee fans showed up to Baton Rouge, in the video provided by On3Sports’ Austin Price.
Jalin Hyatt says Tennessee didn’t feel like they were on the road against LSU
The Volunteers made a statement early on, as they entered halftime with a 23-7 lead over the Tigers. There were three made field goals by Chase McGrath, a one-yard rushing touchdown by Jabari Small, and 45-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hendon Hooker to Hyatt.
In the first three-plus minutes of the third quarter, Hyatt once again reached the end zone on a 14-yard pass from Hooker.
Hyatt caught four passes for 63 yards and two touchdowns.
Hooker, who is rising as one of the top quarterback prospects, completed 17-of-27 pass attempts for 239 yards and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Small ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
With the LSU game out of the way, Tennessee faces its biggest test next week — the Alabama Crimson Tide.