SEC Football Preview: Tennessee at Alabama

Alabama vs Tennessee football prevew

Tennessee visits Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Tennessee

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/02 Bowling Grn W 38-6 Home
09/11 Pittsburgh L 34-41 Home
09/18 TN Tech W 56-0 Home
09/25 Florida L 14-38 Away
10/02 Missouri W 62-24 Away
10/09 S Carolina W 45-20 Home
10/16 Mississippi L 26-31 Home
10/23 Alabama 7:00 pm Away
11/06 Kentucky 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Georgia 12:00 pm Home
11/20 S Alabama 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Home

Alabama

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Miami (FL) W 44-13 Neutral
09/11 Mercer W 48-14 Home
09/18 Florida W 31-29 Away
09/25 S Mississippi W 63-14 Home
10/02 Mississippi W 42-21 Home
10/09 Texas A&M L 38-41 Away
10/16 Miss State W 49-9 Away
10/23 Tennessee 7:00 pm Home
11/06 LSU 1:00 pm Home
11/13 N Mex State 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Arkansas 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Auburn 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Tennessee Alabama
ESPN FPI 38 2
Sagarin 34 2
Massey Composite 42 4
PiRate Ratings 38 2

Key Stats

Stat Tennessee Alabama
Points 39.3 45.0
Points Allowed 22.9 20.1
Total YDS 473.0 482.6
Pass YDS 223.9 316.1
Rush YDS 249.1 166.4
Total YDS Allowed 368.0 303.3
Pass YDS Allowed 232.0 210.1
Rush YDS Allowed 136.0 93.1
3rd Down Conv.% 50.0 55.1
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 40.7 36.6
Turnover margin 0.43 1.00

Players to Watch

Tennessee

QB Hendon Hooker, WR Velus Jones, OL Cade Mays, OT Darnell Wright, DB Alontae Taylor, S Trevon Flowers, S Jaylen McCollough, LB Juwan Mitchell, DT Matthew Butler, P Paxton Brooks

Alabama

RB John Metchie III, RB Brian Robinson Jr., OL Evan Neal, OL Emil Ekiyor Jr., TE Jahleel Billingsley, DL Phidarian Mathis, DL LaBryan Ray, LB Henry To’o To’o, LB Christian Harris, LB Will Anderson Jr., DB Josh Jobe, DL JJ Dale, DB Malachi Moore.

Injuries

Tennessee

 
[LB] 10/11/2021 – Juwan Mitchell is out for season (Shoulder)
[RB] 10/16/2021 – Tiyon Evans is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Ankle)
[WR] 10/16/2021 – Jimmy Holiday is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)
[RB] 10/17/2021 – Jaylen Wright is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)
[QB] 10/17/2021 – Hendon Hooker injured last game, is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Leg)
[T] 10/17/2021 – Cade Mays injured last game, is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Leg)
[C] 10/17/2021 – Cooper Mays missed last game, is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Ankle)
[LB] 10/16/2021 – Bryson Eason is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/16/2021 – Ramel Keyton is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)
[TE] 10/16/2021 – LaTrell Bumphus is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)

Alabama

 
[WR] 08/13/2021 – Xavier Williams is out for season (Medical)
[LB] 09/04/2021 – Christopher Allen is out indefinitely (Foot)
[LB] 08/30/2021 – Quandarrius Robinson is out indefinitely (Suspension)
[TE] 10/16/2021 – Kendall Randolph is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U (Ankle)
[RB] 10/16/2021 – Camar Wheaton is “?” Saturday vs Tennessee U (Knee)
[LB] 10/06/2021 – Drew Sanders is out indefinitely (Hand)
[RB] 10/04/2021 – Jase MccLellan is out for season (Knee)

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee vs. Alabama Football Series History

Alabama leads 58-37

Comments

This is a big game in that Alabama is trying to keep its winning streak going against an improving rival Tennessee team. The Volunteers are no juggernaut but they look a lot better on both sides of the ball than last season. Alabama is very good offensively but defensively seems to have not improved much from 2020. I think Tennessee will put up a good fight but the Vols lose by at least 10 points.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 52, Tennessee 21

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 38, Tennessee 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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