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TSIO: Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide Open Game Thread

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It is known simply as the Third Saturday in October. If you have to ask, God save you.

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Tennessee Volunteers 3-3, 0-3 SEC

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Alabama Crimson Tide 7-0, 4-0 SEC

It's the Third Saturday in October. It's Victory cigars and Rocky Block. It's that Fat F*** Phil Fulmer and his cowardly snitching. There was a five overtime heartbreaker (I'm not linking it) in 2003 and a tie that felt like a win in 1993. And it's been 4,018 days since the Vols beat the Tide.

GAME 8:

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 2:30/3:30 CBS - Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson with Allie LaForce.

Tuscaloosa, AL - Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL

The Crimson Tide started as a 34-point favorite and it has gone up to as high as 38. Alabama leads the series that goes back to 1901 by a count of 54–38–7 and have won ten straight. The Tide has never lost to the Vols with Nick Saban at the helm. Honorary Captains: Roger Shultz and Thomas Rayam.

The Vols will be without starting guard Jack Jones, as well as kick returner Evan Berry. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett Guarantano will again get the start for UT.

It's a beautiful day for the TSIO. The forecast calls for sunny and 81° by kickoff. By the end of the game, it should be around 77°. There is a 0% chance of rain and a -0% chance of a Vols win.

In honor of this game, we present you with some good ol' fashion pumpkin smashing:

ROLL TIDE!

NAME CAR YDS AVG TD REC YDS AVG TD TOT YDS TOT AVG TOT TD
Damien Harris 81 697 8.6 10 6 46 7.7 0 743 8.5 10
Saquon Barkley 117 757 6.5 8 32 448 14.0 3 1205 8.1 11
Bryce Love 135 1387 10.3 11 4 19 4.8 0 1406 10.1 11