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TSIO: Alabama Crimson Tide at Tennessee Vols Open Game Thread

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The 101st meeting between bitter rivals.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Alabama John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

October 20, 2018, 2:30pm CT / 3:30pm ET

Nay-Land Stadium, Knoxville, TN

CBS - Announcers: Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson with Jamie Erdahl on the sidelines.

Today is the third Saturday in October, a day reserved for one of the oldest and most bitter rivalries in all of sports: Alabama vs. Tennessee. It is the 8th game in a 12-game regular season. After this game, the season is two-thirds of the way through! Time flies when you are having fun. Relish it!

Since arriving at the Capstone, Nick Saban is 11-0 against the Vols, spanning four different head coaches.

SABAN’S ALABAMA VS TENNESSEE:

  • Oct 20, 2007 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 41 Tennessee 17 - Fat F*** Phil Fulmer
  • Oct 25, 2008 Knoxville, TN Alabama 29 Tennessee 9 - Fulmer
  • Oct 24, 2009 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 12 Tennessee 10 - Lane Kiffin
  • Oct 23, 2010 Knoxville, TN Alabama 41 Tennessee 10 - Derek Dooley
  • Oct 22, 2011 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 37 Tennessee 6 - Dooley
  • Oct 20, 2012 Knoxville, TN Alabama 44 Tennessee 13 - Dooley
  • Oct 26, 2013 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 45 Tennessee 10 - Butch Jones
  • Oct 25, 2014 Knoxville, TN Alabama 34 Tennessee 20 - Jones
  • Oct 24, 2015 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 19 Tennessee 14 - Jones
  • Oct 15, 2016 Knoxville, TN Alabama 49 Tennessee 10 - Jones
  • Oct 21, 2017 Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 45 Tennessee 7 - Jones

Alabama is a 29 point favorite with an over/under of 57.

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