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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No. 1 Alabama will face Tennessee this afternoon at Neyland Stadium in a Week 8 road game. The Crimson Tide and Volunteers will square off at 2:39 p.m. CT (CBS).


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FIRST QUARTER

— Tennessee wins the toss and elects to defer to the second half. Alabama will receive the opening kickoff. 

— Josh Jacobs returns the opening kickoff 42 yards.

— Tua Tagovailoa and Deonte Brown start at quarterback and left guard, respectively.

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 7, Tennessee 0 (10:58)

— Tua Tagovailoa to Jerry Jeudy for an 11-yard score.


— Isaiah Buggs, Quinnen Williams and LaBryan Ray start on the DL. No Raekwon Davis.

— Xavier McKinney sacks Jarrett Guarantano, who fumbles it, for a 22-yard loss. Christian Miller falls on it at the Tennessee 3.

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 14, Tennessee 0 (10:35)

— Josh Jacobs punches it in from 3 yards out. 

Najee Harris runs out for the third series after Josh Jacobs started the first two. Damien Harris remains on the sideline.

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 21, Tennessee 0 (8:08)

— Tua Tagovailoa to Jaylen Waddle for 77 yards.


— Tennessee starting cornerback Alontae Taylor ejected.

— Jerry Jeudy with 31- and 15-yard receptions.

— Damien Harris enters the game with 4:03 left in the first quarter. 

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 28, Tennessee 0 (3:31)

— Damien Harris barrels ahead for a 3-yard score. 

— Alabama gifts Tennessee its first first down by jumping offsides on fourth down.


SECOND QUARTER

— Mike Bernier’s first punt travels 41 yards. Tennessee will take over at its own 48-yard line.

— Bernier punts for the second time today (41 yards again). That was Alabama’s third punt in four weeks.

— Guarantano and Palmer shaken up after connecting on a 30-yard pass. Guaratano took a shot from Mack Wilson.

— Keller Chryst in at QB for the Vols.

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 28, Tennessee 7 (7:21)

— Keller Chryst to Ty Chandler for 10-yard score.

— Tennessee attempts an onside kick but touches it before it travels 10 yards. Alabama ball at the Vols’ 43-yard line. 

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 35, Tennessee 7 (4:23)

— Josh Jacobs with his second TD run (2 yards). 

— Tennessee pulls off a flea flicker for 40 yards. After winning the battle for a fumble, the Vols have it at the Alabama 20-yard line. 

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 35, Tennessee 14 (2:18)

— Keller Chryst to Tyler Byrd for a 20-yard score.

— Tua Tagovailoa picks up the first down with his legs and slides. He’s OK.

— Tua Tagovailoa completes a pass over the middle to Irv Smith Jr. for a 29-yard gain to the UT 9. Timeout, Alabama (0:19, 2Q) 


TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 42, Tennessee 14 (0:15)

— Tua Tagovailoa to Irv Smith Jr. for a 9-yard score.


THIRD QUARTER

— Raekwon Davis starts the second half. 

SAFETY — Alabama 44, Tennessee 14 (14:52)

— Keller Chryst rushes for a 2-yard loss and is tackled in the end zone.

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 51, Tennessee 14 (12:53)

— Tua Tagovailoa to Henry Ruggs III for 41-yard score.


— Shyheim Carter forces a fumble, but Mack Wilson kicks it out of bounds trying to scoop and score. 

— Tennessee misses a 41-yard field goal. UA takes over the Vols’ 24. 

— Jalen Hurts is now in at QB. 

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 51, Tennessee 21 (5:17)

— Kyle Phillips picks off Jalen Hurts and returns it 27 yards for a defensive score.

TOUCHDOWN — Alabama 58, Tennessee 21 (1:03)

— Jalen Hurts keeps it himself for a 21-yard TD.


FOURTH QUARTER

Final: Alabama 58, Tennessee 21

— The Crimson Tide enters its bye week undefeated (8-0, 5-0 SEC)


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