Resurgent Tennessee the latest momentum-fueled team to face No. 1 Alabama

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) loses the football inside the 5-yard line against Kentucky in an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Kentucky recovered the ball at the 1. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) loses the football inside the 5-yard line against Kentucky in an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Kentucky recovered the ball at the 1. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- For Alabama, the task it faces Saturday is similar to a couple of others it's experienced in recent weeks.

About one month ago, Ole Miss came to Bryant-Denny Stadium as hot as any team in the nation following a dramatic win against Vanderbilt and an upset victory at Texas. The Rebels left Tuscaloosa on the wrong end of a 25-0 shutout and ultimately lost three games in a row.

Woebegone Kentucky was feeling better about itself in the days leading up to its game with Alabama. The Wildcats lost by just a touchdown to South Carolina, but were overmatched and out-manned from the start against Alabama, which won with ease, 48-7.

The latest to come into Alabama's world with a little heat is Tennessee, which nearly beat Georgia and upset South Carolina this past weekend. It's the first time the Vols have entered a game against Alabama having won their previous game since 2009.

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Comments » 4

wigmeister writes:

As long as they play hard the whole game, that is all anyone can ask. Then the chips will fall as they may!

underthehill writes:

in response to wigmeister:

As long as they play hard the whole game, that is all anyone can ask. Then the chips will fall as they may!

Very well stated..my hopes for this team was to prove on the field they are well coached and can play with all out effort to the best of their ability..they proved to me they are doing this and the results have exceeded my expectations..

bUTch__please writes:

Beat Bama!

JSmith525 writes:

The last few seasons and especially last season, I saw Vol teams that lacked 60 mins of effort, missed tackle after tackle and look confused on way to many plays. I witnessed a Coaching staff that had no clue how to make halftime adjustments. Through it all I stood by my beloved Vols. Team 117 has "righted" the ship. The Vols are back on course. The teams down years are behind them and the "Rise to the Top" has begun. That's what I've witnessed this football season. Will they beat the hated bubba's today, I give them about 10% chance. But hey that's why they play the game. I do however expect another 60 mins of hard nosed SEC style football, with 110% effort. With that win or lose theam 117 will be one step closer to their goal.

GO VOLS! Buck FAMA! Shock The WORLD!

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