Carlin Fils-aime, running back
Fils-aime scored his first two touchdowns of the season in Tennessee’s win on Saturday afternoon. The sophomore running back scored his first touchdown, as he ran right through the middle of the end zone from four yards out to give the Vols a 14-0 lead with 2:49 remaining in the first quarter.
The Florida native then opened up the second quarter with a 30-yard touchdown run down the left side of the field, putting the Vols up 21-0. Fils-aime’s two touchdowns against Indiana State were the first since the Florida native ran for a touchdown against Tennessee Tech last season. He also had two touchdowns against the Golden Eagles.
Ty Chandler, running back
Freshman running back Ty Chandler opened the game with a kickoff return of 91-yards. Chandler ran past an attempted arm tackle, but continued down the field to complete his touchdown and give the Vols an early 7-0 lead. It’s the first time a Tennessee player has returned an opening kickoff for a touchdown since Evan Berry returned the opening kickoff against Arkansas in 2015. Chandler is also the first true freshman to return a kickoff for a touchdown for the Volunteers since 1999.
Marquez Callaway, wide receiver
Marquez Callaway’s only catch on Saturday was a 37-yard touchdown from quarterback Quinten Dormady. Dormady threw the football down the middle of the field to Callaway where he caught the pass, and then hooked to the right and sprinted to the end zone. The sophomore also returned three punts for an average of 14 yards, including a long of 36 yards.
John Kelly, running back
Following up a big game against Georgia Tech, Kelly rushed the ball for 80 yards on 18 carries. The junior also caught five passes for a career best 60 yards. This was nearly double his previous career-best receiving yard total; which came against the Yellow Jackets a week ago. Kelly lead Tennessee in both rushing, and receiving yards.
Quinten Dormady, quarterback
Junior quarterback Quinten Dormady had two touchdowns and completed 13 of his 18 pass attempts for 194 yards against Indiana State. Dormady looked sharp in the first half going 10-of-12 for 123 yards and a touchdown. Although he threw his first interception of his collegiate career on Saturday, Dormady still remained calm and collected.
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Edited by Ben McKee