Poll: What's going to happen in the Bama game?

Alabama's Christion Jones pumps up Alabama fans in the stands as a steady rain falls during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Columbia, Mo.

Photo by Jeff Roberson, Associated Press

Alabama's Christion Jones pumps up Alabama fans in the stands as a steady rain falls during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Columbia, Mo.

How do you think the Tennessee-Alabama game will play out?

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Here are the facts.

Alabama is ranked No. 1, a 20-point favorite over homestanding Tennessee Saturday (7 p.m., ESPN), and UT coach Derek Dooley has never led the Vols to a win over a ranked team. (He’s 0-13.)

But for what it’s worth, Tennessee was competitive in all three loses this season, which were all to ranked teams. They ran out of steam in the third quarter against Florida on Sept. 15. And more heartening, the Vols fought well into the fourth quarter before losing to Georgia and Mississippi State — both of those games on the road.

Saturday’s game is in Neyland Stadium, and (as we keep saying, with great hope in our voices) upsets happen every week.

So we have to ask: What do you expect to happen in the Tennessee-Alabama game?

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Comments » 10

volcycle writes:

The defense gets it on track this week and Tennessee wins by 7.

I Believe!

RockyTop1_old writes:

I will be there to see the carnage in the North end zone yelling for the defense to "HIT SOMEBODY!!!

atnvol#283282 writes:

If you are a VFL, you have to believe in your heart that just maybe they will put it all together, get some much needed breaks, and pull off the Mother of all upsets. Lord knows Dooley needs a break.

traderjoe writes:

Sorry, but I still have no confindence in the Vols because they show they have little confidence in themselves. I think Bray will leave the game before the half because the OL will not be able to protect him. Our defense will be as porous as ever. Bama's offensive and defensive units will score. Bama covers the spread easily. Fans will leave the stadium in droves by the begining of the 4th quarter as our backup qb is running for his life and the Vol faithful have had enough 3 and out series. 50 - 10.

Madkels writes:

Why are you using crimson colored links on this page?

JayTee writes:

Play the same players one defense expect the same results as the other ranked teams we played. Throw long on 3rd and short expect to go 3 and out again.

You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s**t.

arkyvol writes:

midway through the third quarter, we will be watching bama's q.b. of the future (and hating it).

Shake_Bake writes:

I would love to see a major upset, but it is hard for fans to feel good about our chances when this defense has not be able to stop anyone.

If Bama has five turnovers,...well maybe we have a shot, but other than that I don't think we have a realistic chance.

But this is college football, and crazy things happen sometimes, so let's pray for a miracle!

Saban_Palin writes:

Defensive Back Hunter Bash? That is Alabama punt returner/receiver Christian Jones!!!!!

KnoxvilleZach writes:

in response to Saban_Palin:

Defensive Back Hunter Bash? That is Alabama punt returner/receiver Christian Jones!!!!!

You are correct, sir (though apparently it's "Christion"). We were just going with AP's cutline. Our bad. Thanks!

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