Tennessee vs. Alabama: SEC players are maintaining an impressive pace, averaging one sack per game this season. Standouts include Alabama LB Dallas Turner with seven sacks in seven games and Tennessee DE James Pearce Jr. with six sacks in six games.
Tennessee RB Jaylen Wright leads the SEC with 100-yard rushing games this season, amassing 571 yards and one TD on 80 carries.
The AP midseason All-American team features SEC defensive backs, including cornerbacks Alabama’s Kool-Aid McKinstry and Missouri’s Kris Abrams-Draine, and safeties Georgia’s Malaki Starks and Auburn’s Jaylin Simpson.
Alabama and Tennessee showcase strong defensive performances, ranking fourth and fifth nationally in sacks per game. Alabama QB Jalen Milroe has demonstrated prowess with 11 TD passes, five of which covered at least 29 yards. Tennessee QB Joe Milton III boasts consecutive games with at least one TD pass.
In the Crimson Tide-Volunteers series, Alabama holds a 9-4-1 record when ranked higher. Tennessee, under coach Josh Heupel, is undefeated when leading at halftime.
Alabama K Will Reichard has made consecutive field-goal attempts, rebounding from a miss in the 2022 game against Tennessee. Alabama aims to continue its unbeaten streak at Bryant-Denny Stadium in October, including a winning record against Tennessee.
Coach Nick Saban has an impressive record of victories (89) against ranked opponents, surpassing Joe Paterno. The historic Alabama-Tennessee rivalry will see its 108th installment on Saturday, with Alabama leading the series 59-38-8. Alabama hasn’t been shut out in 297 consecutive games, showcasing one of the longest scoring streaks in SEC history.