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2017 Schedule
3-3, 5th in SEC - East
SEC pick 'em: Week 8 (3:30)
Saturday headlines: Week 8 (1:55)
SEC storylines: Tennessee vs. No. 1 Alabama (1:28)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Former Tennessee athletic director Doug Dickey used to say that the head football coach at Tennessee would always be measured by how he fares against Alabama, Florida and Georgia. With the Vols headed to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday as a 36.5-point underdog and coach Butch Jones' seat scorching hot, the reality is that Tennessee hasn't measured up for much of the last two decades, spanning four different head coaches. Going back to the start of the 2000 season, Tennessee is just 15-38 against Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Phillip Fulmer had 11 of those wins from 2000-08, Jones three from 2013 to present, Lane Kiffin one in 2009 and Derek Dooley none from 2010-12.


Ben Hogg ESPN Producer 

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David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama is a 36.5-point favorite over Tennessee on Saturday. It's one of the largest point spreads on an SEC game in the last 40 years. The largest? Florida -43 over Vanderbilt in 1996, per ESPN Stats and Information.

ESPN Stats and Information

Alabama heavily favored against Tennessee

Alabama has won 10 straight against Tennessee and remains a big favorite to run the table in the SEC West. The Crimson Tide is looking to start 8-0 for the seventh time in the past 11 seasons. Tennessee hasn't scored a touchdown since Sept. 23.

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Tennessee wants Bama ... to put the Vols out of their misery

The third Saturday in October is one of the SEC's most tradition-rich rivalries. Lately it's gone bankrupt. Tennessee's visit to Alabama is a reminder of the vast gulf between two historic programs.

How can Tennessee pull off an upset? (2:47)
SEC rewind: Tennessee vs. Alabama in 2003 (1:38)
ESPN Stats and Information

A decade of dominance

Alabama has rolled over Tennessee since Nick Saban took over in Tuscaloosa in 2007. The Tide have won 71 straight games against unranked opponents, the third-longest streak in AP Poll history.

SEC Say What: Week 7 recap (1:36)
Grading defensive performances from Week 7 (2:17)
Jones, Saban not taking UT vs. Bama rivalry lightly (2:39)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Butch Jones calls Alabama "probably the most complete team I've seen in a number years."

ESPN's Stats & Info

Vols' offense has gone missing

Tennessee fans at least saw some points this Saturday vs. South Carolina, though those came on three field goals, after the shutout loss to Georgia. Next up in the Volunteers' quest to find the end zone will be a visit to Alabama next Saturday.

Whose stiff-arm was better? (0:53)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

After Tennessee's 15-9 loss to South Carolina, ESPN 300 running back Lyn-J Dixon tweeted that he is reopening his recruitment. Dixon had been committed to the Vols since June 24 and is the No. 168 ranked prospect overall. Tennessee now has eight ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class and is currently sitting at No. 6 overall in the class rankings.

South Carolina QB comforts opponent after heartbreaking loss (0:37)

Team Stats

Passing Yards185.399th
Rushing Yards134.799th
Points For26.092nd
Points Against23.853rd

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