Tennessee vs. Alabama game

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Oct 19, 2019; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Bryce Thompson (20) breaks up a pass intended for Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) during the first half of an NCAA football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday night, Tennessee played an away game against Alabama. The Vols lost 35-13, making them 2-5 and leaving Alabama undefeated. Alabama is always known for having a great football team, and for the past sixteen years the Vols have lost to them. Alabama is currently ranked first in the SEC.

Tennessee came in very confident that they could win the game, and in the first quarter it looked like it could’ve been a possibility. Alabama scored the first touchdown of the game. Eventually Tennessee got the ball, and tied it up. By the end of the second quarter, Tennessee had 13 points because they scored a field goal, and Alabama had 21 points. In the first half of the game, the quarterbacks of both teams got hurt. Last weekend when the Vols played Mississippi State, their quarterback Brian Maurer injured his neck. He played in the first half of the game Saturday night, but he eventually had to leave because of another neck injury caused by a tackle. Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa left the game due to an ankle injury. Since both of the teams lost their starting quarterbacks, it left them with a slight disadvantage. 

Throughout the second half of the game, Tennessee never scored another touchdown. Alabama continued to lead the game, beating Tennessee by 22 points. Although Alabama lost their quarterback, they still pulled through and won.  Even though they beat the Vols last night, losing their star quarterback could potentially hurt them during the rest of the regular season.