2012 W8 Alabama 30 @ Tennessee 20

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  1. jfosh

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    2012 W8 Alabama 30 @ Tennessee 20

    The wins don’t get any bigger for the Crimson Tide but it came with a huge price. Heisman front runner Trent Richardson is gone for 8 weeks with a broken hand.

    Alabama was able to put an end to Tennessee’s win streak. The streak was spread out over 3 seasons and included last year’s national championship. Alabama had many chances to put away Tennessee but the Vol’s stepped up for a big stop on nearly every occasion. That just shows you how tough and resilient Tennessee is.


    The Vol’s opened the game with ball but were stopped inside the 5 yard line and held to a FG. Alabama had the same thing happen on the following drive and came away with a FG. Tennessee kicked another FG in the second qtr. Alabama answered with a TD to lead 10-6. With the clock winding down and Tennessee driving to end the half the play of the game happened. On a second and 1 from the Bama 20 Xavier Stephens rolled to his right and took a little hit and the ball floated far enough into the secondary for CB BJ Scott to pick it off, he broke a tackle and headed for the house. The 92 yard interception return would put the Vol’s squarely of the defensive (down 17-6) with Alabama set to receive the 2nd half kickoff.


    Alabama’s offense was out of sorts without Richardson and Tennessee was able to shut out the Tide in the Third. Tennessee went to the air in the second half and finished the game with 29 completions on 44 attempts for 301 yards. Stephens leaned heavily on FR. WR Alex Carlson. Carlson caught 14 passes for 154 yards and set a school record for receptions. On the few times Carlson was covered Stephens used his legs to pick up yardage. Tennessee cut the lead to 4 with a 3rd quarter score. 17-13. Bama’s offense wouldn’t find their groove but benefited from good field position to score the next 10 points pushing the lead to 27-13. Backup HB Jeramie Griffin had a nice 34 yard touchdown run in that stretch.


    Tennessee wouldn’t quit, marching the field with a barrage of passes in hurry up mode. Stephens would cap off the drive with a 7 yard option keeper around the left side for a TD. Tennessee’s onside would fail. Alabama got a nice 9 yard run by Griffin and added a field goal to ice the game. Final 30-20.

    Tennessee has the SEC east locked up and one out of conference user game left against FSU. With their ticket to the SEC championship in hand their season is far from over. It might be a good thing their loss came this early. They are still serious players in the National Title picture.


    Alabama still has rivalry games at LSU and home against Auburn. They still need to post big wins to even win their division. They also host #16 Virginia Tech in week 14. Lots of work left for the Tide and they will have to do it without Richardson his injury spans 8 weeks. And any national title hopes the Tide has will require a second win over Tennessee.
     
  2. BRUCE80

    BRUCE80 Let the dirt just shower over you..

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    GG Josh.

    You outplayed us and for the first time in a long time we lost up front on both sides of the ball.

    We can put an end to the Bryce Brown vs Oku debate it isnt close and his absence was huge.

    The missed FG and that pick six were a huge swing, the WR was wide open most likely for a td on the pick and it was a just a touch hit on the X man and was a 14 point swing that took us outta our game plan.

    Nice work, I hope we get another shot at you in the SEC title game, we will be better prepared.
     
  3. Mogriffjr

    Mogriffjr Walk On

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    Yeah I saw through the ratings that oku isn't the RB that brown is. That injury really hurt an i figured that was the case because Tennessee no matter how much talent is at WR, but they are a running team.
     
  4. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    A big win for the Tide. But like you pointed out Fosh Richardson's loss is HUGE.

    Let's see if Alabama can do what Tennessee did last year and fight through the loss of the most important player on their team...
     
  5. jfosh

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    Coach JFosh from Alabama

    "Richardson is a huge loss. But Griffith is a Senior and can be just as physical as Richardson. We're not going let his injury be an excuse for failure. It's Griffith's oppurtunity to shine and he needs to step and run with it."

    Highlights from the game are here. It starts with Tenn. in the 1st quarter.

    http://www.justin.tv/jfosh
     
  6. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    whatever you do, don't have your sound up high while watching the highlights

    *faints*

    sheeesh..... fuckin shit.
     
  7. Mogriffjr

    Mogriffjr Walk On

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    before i left for work, i saw Griffin got stopped behind the line, shook the tackler off then ran for like 6-7 yards for a big time 1st down. Just as physical, maybe not as good.
     
  8. jfosh

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    I didn't get the sound going till late in the game...thats funny did it suprise you??? lol....
     
  9. jms493

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    these 2 teams lok so much bigger and faster than VA Tech....geesh. Whole nother level.
     
  10. Mogriffjr

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    SEC has more talent than the ACC...though ACC currently has the advantage in national titles ;)
     

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