Alabama football-Tennessee: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 8 (October 21, 2017)
Alabama football continues its SEC grind with a home matchup against Tennessee on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Find information below on game time, TV channel and how to watch online.
Alabama football-Tennessee football game time, details
- Time: 2:30 p.m. CT (3:30 p.m. ET)
- Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
- Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Line: Alabama by 34
What TV channel is Alabama-Tennessee football on?
CBS is televising the game.
How can I watch Alabama-Tennessee football online?
You can stream the game on the CBSSports app.
How can I listen to Alabama-Tennessee football on the radio?
You can listen to the Alabama broadcast on the Crimson Tide Sports Network with Eli Gold, Phil Savage and Chris Stewart on the call.
Alabama-Tennessee football preview
The Crimson Tide pounded Arkansas 41-9 on homecoming Saturday night to improve to 7-0 on the season, including 4-0 in SEC play.
Crimson Tide running back Damien Harris rushed for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns against Arkansas, averaging 13.9 yards per carry. Harris leads the SEC and is fifth in the nation with 9.19 yards per carry. He’s averaging 11.12 yards per attempt in SEC play.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts had a solid day, accounting for 196 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns, although he threw his first interception of the season. Freshman receiver Henry Ruggs III continued his streak of only catching passes for touchdown. Ruggs has caught 4 passes and has 4 touchdowns.
The offensive play-calling was a little strange at times. Arkansas made a point to bring pressure, and it took awhile for Alabama to adjust to its quick game to get the ball out of Hurts’ hand earlier.
Alabama put up 41 points and 496 yards of offense, including 308 on the ground — the Tide’s fourth 300-yard rushing game this season.
Alabama’s defense looked dominant again. Arkansas managed 227 yards of total offense while averaging 3.2 yards per play.
Arkansas gained 27 rushing yards on 29 attempts. Think about that: Alabama held Arkansas to less than 1 yard per carry on the ground. Yes, sack yards are included in that total, but it’s still impressive that no Arkansas runner netted more than 18 yards. Arkansas’ longest rush was 10 yards.
Arkansas’ lone touchdown came with 3 minutes left. It was clearly over at that point.
There were 3 muffed punts, which is something that will need to be cleaned up.
Alabama has too many explosive players not to have a better return game. Some of it is because of how teams punt rugby style to Alabama, but the Tide should be able to gain more than 10 yards on punt returns.
- Heavy favorite: Alabama is a 34-point favorite against Tennessee, according to VegasInsider.com. That’s the largest point spread in the history of the rivalry.
- Series history: Alabama leads the all-time series 54-37-8 (52-38-7 after vacations) and has won the last 10 meetings. Alabama defeated Tennessee 49-10 last season.
- Unranked opponent: Alabama has won 72 consecutive games against unranked opponents. Tennessee is unranked.
- Lopsided series: Alabama has outscored Tennessee 351-119 during Nick Saban’s time in Tuscaloosa. The only two games that finished within 14 points came in 2009 and 2015.
- Winless East: Alabama has won 19 straight games against SEC East opponents. The Crimson Tide’s last loss to an Eastern Division opponent came in 2010 at South Carolina. The 19 wins include a 4-0 record in SEC Championship Games.
- Limping in: Tennessee has lost its last two games, being outscored 56-9.