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2017 Schedule
3-4, 5th in SEC - East
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UT, UK looking for statement win in Week 9 (2:17)
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SEC Say What: Week 8 recap (1:21)
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UT, UK preparing for SEC East battle (2:25)
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2dEdward Aschoff

Misery loves company, and there was plenty of it in Week 8

The wear and tear of the season is starting to show. We saw a middle-finger salute from Tennessee, an ill-tempered Jimbo Fisher, another near-miss for Texas and prime-time clunkers for USC and Michigan.

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Jones: Flipping off Alabama 'unacceptable' (0:26)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban said, "We had to have a little come-to-Jesus meeting about, what is this all about?" in terms of maintaining focus through all the hype of being ranked No. 1 and 36-point favorites.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban's assessment of his team through 8 games? "I'm not really satisfied and I don't think anyone should be with what we've done," he said.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban: "The toughest games that we have and the best teams we'll play are ahead of us."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban: "There was a lot of pride going on out there -- in the stands and on the field."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban on going back with Tua Tagovailoa after the pick-6: "We stuck with him to see that we have confidence in him."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

The smell of cigars is strong around Bryant-Denny Stadium right now. For the 11th season in a row, Alabama fans enjoy the tradition of winners in the rivalry game.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Standing on the sideline shortly before the end of his first Third Saturday in October, new Alabama AD Greg Byrne surveyed the scene and said, "You can smell the cigars." Tide rolls, 45-7.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Fresh backs vs. a tired defense. Tennessee D has been on the field 29 of 47 minutes. Tide backups Tua Tagovailoa and Najee Harris just ripped runs of 18, 13 & 23 yards, the last a TD by Tagovailoa.

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2dAlex Scarborough

Vols DB apologizes for flipping off Bama fans

Tennessee DB Rashaan Gaulden was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after making an obscene gesture toward Alabama fans following the Volunteers' 97-yard interception return. He apologized after the game, saying, "That's not how my parents raised me."

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Tennessee scored its 1st TD in 4 weeks, a 97-yard pick six by Daniel Bituli. But that sent overworked Vol defense right back out. Alabama has run 70 plays, Vols 30 (for 74 yards). Tide leads 31-7.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa comes on for Jalen Hurts and promptly throws a pick-six inside the red zone. It was Tennessee's first TD in 12 quarters of play.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Ridley now has 200 career receptions. He and Amari Cooper are the only two players in Alabama history with 200 or more catches.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Guarantano got hit so hard on that failed Hail Mary attempt that his helmet came off. Not a great way to enter halftime for Tennessee, down big on the road at Alabama.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Damien Harris is scoring a TD once every 7.8 carries this season. That's efficiency for you.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee OL Trey Smith -- the top-rated player in the 2017 class -- took a direct shot to the ankle from QB Jarrett Guarantano's helmet. He looked to be in serious pain and went to the sideline. That's the last thing the Vols' offense needs against Bama's front seven.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Another fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, another chance for Bo Scarbrough to go over the top for a touchdown.

Team Stats

Passing Yards165.1112th
Rushing Yards124.6108th
Points For22.8107th
Points Against26.9Tied-69th