No. 1 Alabama Football Beats Tennessee, 58-21, in Knoxville Saturday
The No. 1 University of Alabama football team scored 28 first-quarter points on the way to a 58-21 win over Tennessee at Neyland Stadium Saturday afternoon. It was the Crimson Tide’s most points ever against the Volunteers.
The victory also gave Alabama its 12th-consecutive win over the Vols, the longest streak in series history. Today’s game was also the eighth time the Tide has topped 500 yards of offense this season, marking UA’s first eight-game run of 500-yard total offense performances in program history.
Sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw four touchdown passes, upping his 2018 total to 25, which ranks fourth on Alabama’s single season list for passing scores. Sophomore wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, freshman wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, junior tight end Irv Smith Jr. and sophomore wide receiver Henry Ruggs III all caught touchdowns.
Junior running back Josh Jacobs (two), senior running back Damien Harris and junior quarterback Jalen Hurts all scored rushing touchdowns on the day.
Tagovailoa was 19-of-29 for 306 yards on the afternoon, while Waddle led the Crimson Tide with 117 receiving yards. Jacobs led the Tide’s rushers with 68 yards on 12 carries.
Junior defensive back Deionte Thompson led the defense with seven tackles and a forced fumble while sophomore defensive back Xavier McKinney had five stops and a sack. Senior defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs and senior linebacker Christian Miller also had sacks against the Vols.
Alabama is off next weekend before returning to action on November 3 in Baton Rouge against LSU.