Tennessee fell behind midway through the first quarter by three points to Western Kentucky but answered with 31 unanswered to cruise to a 52-20 victory.
Western Kentucky outgained the Big Orange 393-382. Marlin Lane led the Volunteers in rushing with 16 carries for a net of 97 yards. Freshman Josh Smith was the top pass catcher with three receptions for 36 yards.
Tennessee's defense posted seven takeaways with five coming off interceptions.
It was win No. 2 under first-year head coach Butch Jones and came in front of an announced crowd of 86,783.
Check out Tennessee's slideshow gallery from the view on Shields-Watkins Field on Saturday afternoon (click to enlarge):