SEC Football Preview: Alabama at Tennessee

Alabama-Tennessee Preview

Alabama visits Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results


Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Alabama 38 Missouri 19
Oct. 3 Texas A&M 24 Alabama 52
Oct. 10 Alabama 63 Ole Miss 48
Oct. 17 Georgia 24 Alabama 41
Oct. 24 Alabama Tennessee
Oct. 31 Mississippi State Alabama
Nov. 14 Alabama LSU
Nov. 21 Kentucky Alabama
Nov. 28 Auburn Alabama
Dec. 5 Alabama Arkansas


Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Tennessee 31 South Carolina 27
Oct. 3 Missouri 12 Tennessee 35
Oct. 10 Tennessee 21 Georgia 44
Oct. 17 Kentucky 34 Tennessee 7
Oct. 24 Alabama Tennessee
Nov. 7 Tennessee Arkansas
Nov. 14 Texas A&M Tennessee
Nov. 21 Tennessee Auburn
Nov. 28 Tennessee Vanderbilt
Dec. 5 Florida Tennessee

College Football Ratings

Rating Alabama Tennessee
Sagarin 3 45
Massey Composite 1 37
PiRate Ratings 3 33

Key Stats

Stat Alabama Tennessee
Points 48.5 23.5
Points Allowed 28.8 29.3
Total YDS 561.3 329.3
Pass YDS 393.0 194.5
Rush YDS 168.3 134.8
Total YDS Allowed 458.3 362.0
Pass YDS Allowed 309.0 213.3
Rush YDS Allowed 149.3 148.8
Turnover margin 0.8 -0.3
3rd Down Conv. 61.9 33.3
3rd Down Conv. DEF 51.5 44.8

Players to Watch


WR Devonta Smith, WR Jaylen Waddle, RB Najee Harris, CB Patrick Surtain II, OL Alex Leatherwood.


CB Shawn Shamburger, QB Jarrett Guarantano, K Brent Cimaglia, LB Henry To’o To’o, WR WR Ramel Keyton.



Carl Tucker TE Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Labryan Ray DL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Miller Forristall TE Ques Sat – Ankle


Dee Beckwith WR Ques Sat – Ankle
Brian Maurer QB Ques Sat – Hamstring
Jahmir Johnson OL Ques Sat – Hamstring
Wanya Morris OL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Jeremy Banks LB Ques Sat – Leg
Austin Pope TE Out Indefinitely – Back
J.J. Peterson LB Out Indefinitely – Personal
Carlin Fils Aime RB Out For Season – Personal
Len Neth Whitehead RB Out Indefinitely – Foot
Deangelo Gibbs WR Out For Season – Academics
Alontae Taylor DB Ques Sat – Hamstring



Tennessee is coming off a 34-7 butt whipping at the hands of Kentucky. It was the Vols first loss to UK in Knoxville since 1984. Alabama is coming off a surprisingly easy win over Georgia. This one will come down to which team handles its success or adversity the best. Or maybe not. I think Alabama wins this one by at least 10 points. UT has a decent defense and should be able to somewhat slow down the Tide offense. I don’t see the Vols winning though but you never know.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 29, Tennessee 24

Game Week Prediction

Alabama 35, Tennessee 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). Watch on the CBS Network.

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