Justin Hunter tied the UT record for TD receptions in a game, snaring three scoring tosses from Tyler Bray. The catches were for 25, 11 and 19 yards.
He became the eighth UT player (ninth occasion) to post three TD receptions in a game. Chris Hannon was the last Vol to do it (2003 vs. Miss. State). Donte' Stallworth did it twice during his career.
Hunter posted the fifth 100-yard receiving effort of his career, finishing with eight catches for 146 yards.
Hunter now has 12 TD catches for his career, three this season.
This marks the first three-TD game of Hunter's career. He had two vs. Ole Miss on Nov. 13, 2010.
Mychal Rivera's TD reception in the second quarter capped the fourth scoring drive of 34 seconds or less this season. UT had only one such quick TD tally in all of 2011, coming on the opening drive in the opening game vs. Montana.
Rajion Neal posted the first multiple-touchdown game of his career, scoring on a pair of short runs.
Neal notched his fourth career TD and second this season, capping a13-play, 78-yard game-opening drive with a one-yard run.
He added career TD number five and the third of 2012 with a five-yard rush in the third period. It came on a second-effort extension of the ball over the goal line.
"CP" MAKING MORE NOISE
Cordarelle Patterson finished with 195 all-purpose yards for Tennessee.
"CP" finished with three kickoff returns for 106 yards and caught three passes for 71 yards, including a long of 45.
Patterson added a rush for 18 yards.
He has 360 all-purpose yards through two games this season.
SENTIMORE MAKES HIS PRESENCE KNOWN
With Georgia State driving deep into Tennessee territory in the first quarter, defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore recorded his first career sack. He dropped GSU's Ben McLane for an 11-yard loss.
Willie Bohannon sacked GSU's Ben McLane for a nine-yard loss in the first quarter and forced the second fumble of his career, which GSU recovered.
MANY HAPPY RETURNS
Cordarelle Patterson returned Georgia State's first-quarter kickoff 61 yards. The Vols' best K.O. return all year in 2011 was a 60-yard effort by Devrin Young.
Patterson finished the first half with three kickoff returns for 106 yards.
Devrin Young later followed Patterson's effort with a 35-yard punt return, marking the second-longest runback of his career behind a 43-yard jaunt vs. Buffalo in 2011.
OSKIE FOR ORTA
Geraldo Orta played in last week's opener vs. NC State, seeing his first collegiate action, but he didn't record any stats.
This week, he tallied his first career interception, Tennessee's fifth of the season, and added a PBU on the goal line.
The field goal UT surrendered to Georgia State in the first quarter represented the first three offensive points the Panthers had scored against an FBS team. GSU tacked on another FG in the second period.
The Panthers added their first-ever TD against an FBS school with 58 seconds remaining in the game.
The total of 13 points is the most Georgia State has scored against an FBS school.