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    Alabama Overpowers Tennessee

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    By: Scott Crumbly
    Twitter: @ScottCrumbly
    SEC Digital Network

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No. 1 Alabama racked up 539 yards of offense on the road and the Crimson Tide took down Tennessee by a final score of 44-13 at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night. AJ McCarron was stellar for the Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC), throwing for over 300 yards and four touchdowns in the runaway victory.

    Freshman running back T.J. Yeldon set the tone on the ground for Alabama, rushing for 129 yards on the evening on only 15 carries. Yeldon found the end zone twice, and four other Bama runners chipped in to total 233 yards as a team. On the other side of the ball, Tennessee was limited to only 79 yards rushing by the Tide defense.

    At wide-out, Amari Cooper had 162 yards and two scores for the Tide and Kevin Norwood and Michael Williams also found the end zone through the air.

    Prolific quarterback Tyler Bray did not throw a touchdown pass for Tennessee (3-4, 0-4 SEC) on Saturday night, completing only 13 passes and throwing two interceptions. Marlin Lane picked up 15 yards on the ground for the Vols, and Justin Hunter caught four passes for 70 yards in the loss.

    Statistical Leaders

    Alabama


    Passing – AJ McCarron, 17-for-22, 306 yards, 4 TD
    Rushing – T.J. Yeldon, 15 car, 129 yards, 2 TD
    Receiving – Amari Cooper, 7 rec, 162 yards, 2 TD

    Tennessee

    Passing – Tyler Bray, 13-for-27, 184 yards, 2 INT
    Rushing – Marlin Lane, 15 car, 55 yards
    Receiving – Justin Hunter, 4 rec, 70 yards

    Quick Notes
    •    Alabama has led or been tied entering halftime in their last 27 games, dating back to Oct. 9, 2010
    •    The Tide have won 17 of their last 20 games by 21 points or more.
    •    Tennessee Coach Derek Dooley was coaching from the sidelines on Saturday after coaching from the booth last week at Mississippi State.