KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 3/1 Alabama football team fell at No. 6/8 Tennessee 52-49, on Saturday night after the forty-yard Vols field goal sailed through the uprights before the clock ran out. Tennessee’s win ended the streak of losing 15 games to Alabama’s Crimson Tide in the series. Alabama is currently 6-1 overall and three-one on Southeastern Conference play, while Tennessee is now 6-0 and with a 3-0 record for the SEC.
Recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered during Arkansas just two weeks back Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young The quarterback threw for the season’s best 455 yards, completing 35-of-52 passes with two touchdowns. Running back Jahmyr Gibbs The rushing attack was 24 times, resulting in 3 touchdowns and 103 yards in the game. Nine Alabama receivers received passes in the game against Tennessee and which was led by tight end Cameron Latu who smashed six balls that traveled 90 yards and scored a touchdown.
Backs in the defensive line DeMarco Hellams led the Tide with 10 tackles and five solo stops while making an interception. Defensive back Brian Branch totaled nine tackles, with four stops by himself while linebacker Henry To’oTo’o Five solo tackles were recorded and nine in all. Linebacker Dallas Turner snatched up a Volunteers ball and returned it to the 11-yard line for an offensive touchdown.
- Alabama was penalized for a record school record 17 penalty yards for the match
- With two field goals of the day, he was also able to place a placekick Will Reichard Has accumulated 363 (49/216) points over his career. This has pushed him over Adam Griffith (357 points) to second place in the history of the program.
- Reichard has a lead over Leigh Tiffin (385 points on Field goals of 83 and 136 additional scores) on the list of all-time scoring
- Dallas Turner’s scoring and scoop at the end of the fourth period of the game was the fourth defensive touchdown for the Tide of the season and the first time a fumble was returned for a touchdown in the last quarter since 2020.
- Jahmyr Gibbs All-purpose yards totaled 203 that included 103 yards running together with 48 yards in receiving, and 52 yards from kickoff returns
- Bryce Young, returned from an injury that kept him out of action in the match against Texas A&M and finished with 455 yards and 35-of-52 passing and two touchdown passes
- Young’s score was the highest in terms of passing yards since he threw for 421 yards. Georgia in the 2021 SEC Championship game
How It Happened
- 10:18 Tennessee had its first possession of the match with 56 yards before hitting the ground as JabariSmith drove it in from a yard in order to cap off the seven-play drive which was completed in 1:58.
- 07:59 – UA | Bryce Young completed 4 of 5 passes that threw 67 yards, setting up Jahmyr Gibbs’ touchdown of 8 yards to close the drive of 71 yards and eight plays lasting 2:22
- 06:43 – U.T. Vols only needed 1:06 to cover 75 yards on the field in just five minutes as Hendon Hooker discovered Jalin Hyatt to make a 35-yard swoop and a touchdown catch.
- 03:59 Tennessee discovered paydirt on the third straight drive to kick off the game. Hooker hit Hyatt twice during the first quarter the second time from 11 yards away to conclude a four-play 35-yard drive that took just 1:02 off of the clock.
- 14:07 – UA | Will Reichard The team scored a field goal of 21 yards to complete a 12-play 73-yard drive that took 4:52
- 11:41 – the Vols made use of the short field following a Crimson Tide fumble, with Princeton Fant rushing it in from two yards away to complete an eight-minute drive that included three plays.
- 06:46 UA 06:46 – UA Young was the leader of the Tide with 83 yards in 12 plays in just 4:49. completed with a seven-yard touchdown catch to Ja’Corey Brooks
- 01:36 – UA | Reichard hit the second goal of the quarter to cap with a 7-play 39-yard drive that took 2:08 off of the game clock.
- 11.11:11 UA | Gibbs was the final player on a three-play 59-yard run when he took the handoff for 26 yards to the paydirt line after which he converted a two-point conversion Young getting Ja’Cory Brooks to the middle of the endzone to tie the score at 28-28.
- 10:16 UT Hooker caught up with Hyatt for 60 yards to take the lead back and conclude a three-play 75-yard drive
- 04:27 UA — A 12-play 75-yard drive that ran 5:49 and was concluded by an eight-yard touchdown run by Gibbs for giving Alabama the first lead of the game.
- 14:01 Hyatt and Hooker hooked up again and this time, they scored the score of 78 yards, which was later followed by a successful 2-point conversion, which gave the Vols seven points in the lead.
- 08:38:38: UA Camron Latu caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Young to tie the score and end the drive with a 75-yard, 10-play play which took 5:23 off the timer
- 07:49 – UA | Dallas Turner The team snatched up the Tennessee mistake and took it to 11 yards and then back into the end zone to return the lead to Alabama
- 03:26 – UT Hyatt caught the Vol’s school-record fifth touchdown by catching a 13-yard ball from Hooker to bring the score to 49-all.
- 00:00 – UT Chase McGrath converted a 40-yard field goal before time ran out.
- Alabama is returning home for an in-home match against No. 16/17 Mississippi State next Saturday for Homecoming
- The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs will start on the hour of 6.30 p.m. CT inside Bryant-Denny Stadium and the game will be broadcast on ESPN
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