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8-0, 1st in SEC - West
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College Football Playoff picks after Week 8

With Ohio State's loss to Purdue, a spot has opened for a new contender. Our experts believe LSU has earned it with its win over Mississippi State.

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10hSam Khan

Targeting call costs LSU's White 1st half vs. Bama

LSU All-American linebacker Devin White will miss the first half of the Tigers' game against Alabama on Nov. 3 after he was called for targeting in the second half Saturday against Mississippi State.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Alabama center Ross Pierschbacher said it never gets old beating Tennessee. Alabama wins for the 12th straight time in the series, which is the most consecutive losses by the Vols to any team.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

A little ice never bothered Nick Saban.

Tagovailoa talks enjoying a cigar with Jones (0:41)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones, now an Alabama offensive analyst, puffs on a cigar in a victorious Crimson Tide locker room. The Alabama players also gave Jones a Gatorade shower after the game.

Always room for improvement for Crimson Tide (0:51)
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Most important takeaway for each top 25 team

Alabama dominated again, while the Wolverines look like CFP contenders after taking down Michigan State. Ohio State? Not so much. What else have we learned in Week 8?

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Tua Tagovailoa was night and day better this week in practice in the way he moved around on his strained right knee, according to several in the Alabama program, and that's the way it's played out so far in what's already a commanding Alabama 28-0 lead over Tennessee. The biggest difference for Tagovailoa since straining his knee two weeks ago against Arkansas has been his confidence and not being hesitant with the knee after the initial scare. Alabama has now scored on 43 of 57 Tagovailoa-led drives this season.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Could be that Alabama is fired up because former Tide defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is the Tennessee head coach. Could be that Tennessee got Alabama's attention with an upset win last week at Auburn. Or it could be that Alabama will always be ready to play Tennessee. Whatever it is, Alabama came out of the locker room on fire. Four possessions, four TDs in the first 11:29 of the game.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Alabama has scored three touchdowns. Tennessee has had six offensive snaps.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

The sights and sounds of the Third Saturday in October.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

From the same Bluetick Coonhound bloodline as Tennessee mascot Smokey, this is "Johnny Majors" enjoying a little tailgating before the Alabama-Tennessee game.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

The Third Saturday in October on the banks of the Tennessee River.

Tebow: Alabama should be confident in pulling Tua if knee hurts (0:47)

Campus Conversation: Rivalries Old And New

Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg & Chris Low discuss Stanford's win over ASU (2:10), weigh in on the importance of Michigan/Michigan State (14:49), reminisce about the glory days of Tennessee/Alabama (20:09) and more. Plus, Walk-Ons (29:08) & Extra Points (40:21).


Campus Conversation: Heisman Shake Ups? Week 8 Blanks, Steele

Matt Schick, Ryan McGee & Jake Trotter discuss potential Heisman shake-ups midway through the season (3:50), fill in the blanks for Week 8 (12:42) and more. Plus, Phil Steele's picks (24:16), "Talk Nerdy To Me" (37:45), Walk-Ons (43:04) & Extra Points (51:54).

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

Alabama is favored by 29 at Tennessee. The head Westgate oddsmaker said he would move the point spread to 27, if Tua Tagovailoa does not play. He indicated the QB already does not typically play the entire game. However, the first half line would move from -21 to -17.

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4dAdam Rittenberg

Ex-Vols coach Jones to travel as analyst for Tide

Butch Jones, the former Tennessee coach who has been assisting Alabama OC Mike Locksley this season, will serve as an analyst for Saturday's game vs. the Vols.

Team Stats

Passing Yards347.45th
Rushing Yards216.929th
Points For54.11st
Points Against15.912th