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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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