The number one ranked Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Tennessee Volunteers last night 35-13 in a game that was much closer than many expected. The game also saw both starting quarterbacks leave the game with injuries.
Tennessee freshman Brian Maurer was taken out of the game with a concussion for the second straight week, replaced by former starter Jarrett Guarantano.
Alabama’s quarterback Tua Tagovailoa exited with a left ankle injury in the second quarter. Head Coach Nick Saban said he is likely to miss the next game or two.
The biggest play of the game came when Trevon Diggs recovered Guarantano’s fumble on fourth-and-goal from the 1 and raced 100 yards for a touchdown to end the threat from Tennessee. If the Vols would have scores on that possession, they would have cut the deficit to a touchdown. Vols Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt had some angry words for Guarantano as the quarterback walked toward the sideline, pointing his finger toward him and briefly grabbing at his facemask.
Tennessee will now host South Carolina this Saturday in Knoxville. South Carolina comes into the game after a 21-0 loss to Georgia last night.