October 16, 2007

Tide, Vols headed for points-fest

The last time Alabama and Tennessee met at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the 6-3 Alabama victory was one of the most fabled defensive struggles in the history of the series.

Plenty has changed since 2005.

When the rivalry renews at Bryant-Denny

Meet the Vols
CategoryAvg.SEC rank
Rush offense155.09th
Pass offense270.51st
Total offense425.55th
Scoring offense34.35th
Rush defense159.59th
Pass defense230.010th
Total defense389.511th
Scoring defense30.812th

again on Saturday (Lincoln Financial Sports, 11:30 a.m. CST), the scoreboard may burn a bulb or two just trying to keep up. The Volunteers enter with the Southeastern Conference's No.1 passing attack at 270.5 yards per game, led by quarterback Erik Ainge. Maligned for his decision making early in his career, Ainge this year carries a 12-3 TD-INT ratio.

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