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Alabama finds no competition from Tennessee, 45-10

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  • Saban on how he handles the politics and football conversation

    Saban on how he handles the politics and football conversation

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:01:19 GMT

    "But to me, some of the things we do in our country, I grew up, they were unifying events and it’s a little painful to see that those things are not so right now. But I also respect everyone’s right not to be censored in terms of the way they express their beliefs."

    "But to me, some of the things we do in our country, I grew up, they were unifying events and it’s a little painful to see that those things are not so right now. But I also respect everyone’s right not to be censored in terms of the way they express their beliefs."

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    No. 1 Alabama shuts out Vanderbilt

    No. 1 Alabama shuts out Vanderbilt

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:53:00 GMT

    Alabama hits the road for their first SEC match-up of the year. Keep up with the Crimson Tides clash with the Vanderbilt Commodores up in Nashville here.

    Alabama hits the road for their first SEC match-up of the year. Keep up with the Crimson Tides clash with the Vanderbilt Commodores up in Nashville here.

  • Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:49:44 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Tennessee Volunteers got more than they bargained for when taking on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday.

The kickoff on the game saw the Tide's Christion Jones return for 49 yards.After Alabama took possession of the ball, it took them three plays to get into the endzone. The scoring play was a 54-yard gain by Amari Cooper carrying an A.J. McCarron pass. The kick by Cade Foster was good.

A four and out by the Volunteer offense gave Alabama another scoring opportunity. The 7-play drive covered 66 yards. T.J. Yeldon made the score with a 1-yard rush at 8:44 in the first quarter. Foster added the extra point.

Another touchdown was made by Alabama in the 1st after Tennessee went for it on 4th and 7 and downed. The UA offense made a 12-play drive over 66 yards. Kevin Norwood made the touchdown on a 22-yard pass reception with 28 seconds remaining in the quarter.

In the second quarter, Alabama added to the score after a 9-play drive over 81 yards. The Tide pushed down the field with several successful passes, but T.J. Yeldon made the score with another 1-yard rush. Foster's kick set the score at 28-0.

Three plays into the Volunteer's series, QB Justin Worley's pass was intercepted by Alabama's Deion Belue. Alabama was able to take the ball all the way to the 12-yard line but the ball was fumbled by Kenyan Drake at the 2-yard line. The Volunteers began a strong drive at this point and drove all the way to the Alabama 24. The drive was put to an end when Alabama's Landon Collins intercepted a Worley pass and carried it 89 yards for a touchdown. Cade Foster's kick was good and set the score at 35-0 to go into halftime.

The Volunteers got on the scoreboard shortly after returning from the locker room. Volunteer Rajion Neal opened the drive with a 43-yard rush, but the offense wouldn't get much further than that. While facing 4th and 5 on the Alabama 20-yard line, Tennessee's Michael Palardy was called in to kick 37-yard field goal.

Most of the 3rd quarter passed before Alabama found their way to the endzone again. In the 9-play drive across 98 yards, T.J. Yeldon made a 24-yard rush and a 23-yard pass reception before making the score on a 1-yard rush. Also of note was Kevin Norwood's 34-yard pass reception.

Going into the 4th quarter, Tennessee found their chance to make a touchdown. Devrin Young made a strong return on the kickoff for 45 yards and the Volunteer offense covered the remaining 55 yards in 9 plays. Volunteer Marquez North carried the ball 29 yards on a pass from Joshua Dobbs. Rajion Neal made the score on a 3-yard rush. Michael Palardy's extra point set the score at 42-10 in Alabama's favor.

Alabama followed up the Tennessee touchdown by adding a field goal. The 12-play drive covered 68 yards, but came up short when facing 4th and goal at the 3-yard line. Adam Griffith kicked the 20-yard goal, setting the score at 45-10. The rest of the game went scoreless as the backup players took the field.

Alabama takes a bye week next weekend before hosting LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium. A kickoff time has not yet been set.

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  • South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16; Allen-Williams out for the season

    South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16; Allen-Williams out for the season

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:12:02 GMT
    The Gamecocks surround kicker Parker White, who says Saturday's game-winning field goal was the first in his career. (Source: WIS)The Gamecocks surround kicker Parker White, who says Saturday's game-winning field goal was the first in his career. (Source: WIS)

    Parker White kicked a 31-yard field goal with four seconds left to give South Carolina a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

    Parker White kicked a 31-yard field goal with four seconds left to give South Carolina a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

  • Mississippi State falls to Georgia 31-3

    Mississippi State falls to Georgia 31-3

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:47:50 GMT
    UGA beats MSU 31-3, click on the video above for highlights. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
    UGA beats MSU 31-3, click on the video above for highlights. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
  • Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:46:02 GMT
    (Source: WAVE 3 News)(Source: WAVE 3 News)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...
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