The Vols may have faced the nation's top-ranked team last Saturday in LSU, but they face the nation's best overall team this Saturday when they invade Tuscaloosa and Bryant-Denny Stadium. The second-ranked Crimson Tide own one of the nation's top power running attacks and the nation's top defense. Bad signs for the Vols.
Alabama has won its first seven games by an average of 32.7 points per game; their closest game of the season was a 16 point victory over Penn State. They've defeated their first four conference opponents by 131 points combined.
Look for the Tide to pound the rock and rely on their defense to shut down the handicapped Vol offense. Unfortunately, not much more than a few early scores and a couple quarters of cruise control should be needed for the Tide to emerge from Saturday night's match-up unscathed.