Tennessee is coming off a tough loss to Texas A&M.
The Volunteers racked up 686 yards of offense against the Aggies, but seven turnovers hurt Tennessee in a big way. Now, the Volunteers will have to bounce back against the No. 1 team in the country, Alabama.
The Volunteers haven’t beaten the Crimson Tide since 2006, when Nick Saban was still the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. And it looks like Tennessee won’t have as much success offensively against the Crimson Tide as it did against the Aggies.
Texas A&M missed a staggering 31 tackles in the Tennessee game. The Crimson Tide have missed just 24 all season, according to Pro Football Focus.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 9, 2016
Alabama also pressured Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen on 69 percent of dropbacks on Saturday, which is equally absurd. Tennessee can’t afford another slow start. Otherwise it could be a long day against the defending national champs.