Shrout was 0-for-1 on the night after taking over on the final two drives. Tagovailoa was also forced to leave the game early after sustaining an apparent lower-leg injury in the second quarter. He finished the night of for yards and an interception. Backup quarterback Mac Jones went 6-for for 72 yards after taking over for Tagovailoa. With Tagovailoa out, the Tide leaned on their running game and junior running back Najee Harris, who had a game-high rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.
Tennessee game is one of the best rivalries in college football.
The Crimson Tide and Voulunteers have met times with Alabama holding a lead, but since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in , this series has been decidedly in favor of the No.
Saban is a perfect against the Vols at UA, winning the last two meetings by a combined score of Former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt leads Tennessee into this game -- his second against his former boss -- after beating Mississippi State at home last Saturday.
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The problem for the Crimson Tide has not been the performance but the opponents, leaving them short on quality wins when compared to the best teams in the country. All the Tide can do is continue to overwhelm opponents until those potential quality wins show up on the schedule, which this year won't be until the much-anticipated LSU game next month.
The Vols need commitment to details and executing at a high level not just to avoid getting embarrassed in a rivalry game, but to build up the habits they'll need to pull off a midseason turnaround and chase bowl eligibility.
Tennessee is through the first half of the season and could likely be after this game, requiring a record against South Carolina, UAB, Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt to make it to the postseason.
Game prediction, picks Don't overthink this and believe you are going to be savvy backing Tennessee because of the big number in a rivalry game. Even Alabama's backups are going to be putting touchdowns on the board in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.