Alabama vs. Tennessee Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Alabama vs. Tennessee fearless prediction and game preview.
Alabama (7-0) vs. Tennessee (3-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Game Time: 3:30 pm ET
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
In 2006, Tennessee beat Alabama.
In 2003, Tennessee beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
It’s been done, but for Butch Jones and the 2017 Tennessee Volunteers, coming up with a decent performance would do wonders.
Getting a win might be asking for the world. After all, the Vols can’t score, the defense is mediocre, and the team just isn’t very good.
After brutally ugly losses in very different ways to South Carolina and Georgia at home, the SEC season is over. But there’s still a question about whether or not the Butch era will live on.
Get obliterated by Bama, and there will be a bigger problem.
There are three games you can’t lose as the Tennessee head coach: Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Butch Jones is not only on the verge of losing all three this season, but the program – even before Butch – is probably going to be 3-24 vs. the big three since 2010.
But this is a chance at redemption. Want to shock the world, Tennessee? Want to change the entire college football season around with an all-timer of an upset?
There, Nick. Consider the rat poison removed.
One Reason Why Alabama Will Win
A team with all the resources, all the expectations, and is bound by absolutely nothing hasn’t been able to score a touchdown in ten quarters.
Yeah, it’s one thing to have a problem against a good South Carolina defense in an SEC slugfest, and it’s another to get shut out by a Georgia team that might just be College Football Playoff good, but it’s at whole other level of sadness to put up three points in the second half against UMass at home.
Tennessee has scored a touchdown in just two of its last 16 quarters of college football. And now it’s supposed to suddenly get healthy against the No. 1 run defense in college football? Good luck with that.
Alabama has yet to allow a first quarter touchdown, has given up just two in the first halves of games, and hasn’t allowed one since the second quarter against Colorado State in Week 3.
The Crimson Tide might be up 31-3 at halftime.
One Reason Why Tennessee Will Win
The Tennessee pass defense has been terrific – at least statistically.
The run defense statistics will be screwed all year because of the Georgia Tech game, and there haven’t been a whole slew of great passers on the schedule so far, but only Florida – almost totally thanks to the historically great final play – has thrown for more than 200 yards. That one Feliepe Franks heave made it the only time all year the Vols have allowed more than one touchdown pass.
It’s the offense that’s been the problem. The defense wasn’t exactly. rock against Georgia, but overall it’s been okay considering it’s not getting any help whatsoever.
It’s a relatively active defensive front that won’t get hit be the home runs Bama came up with against Arkansas last week – at least, it won’t get hit by too many of them.
What’s Going To Happen
No scoring + Alabama defense + rivalry game = a whole lot of problems.
It’ll take a quarter to get the Crimson Tide going, but the defense is going to be challenged to pitch a shutout, and it’s going to come awfully close.
Alabama vs. Tennessee Prediction
Alabama 41, Tennessee 6
Alabama 34.5, o/u: 50
5: Deshaun Watson
1: Aaron Rodgers … 1.5
Must See Rating
5: Curb Your Enthusiasm
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