KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John Parker Wilson passed for 188 yards and ran for a touchdown as No. 2 Alabama cruised to a 29-9 win over
Tennessee on Saturday night.
The win gives the Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) its first back-to-back wins over the Volunteers (3-5, 1-4) in a usually streaky "Third Saturday in October" series since the 1991-92 seasons.
While the Tide remained in the heart of the national championship race, Tennessee's season grew sorrier. A lopsided loss to a bitter rival will only increase the pressure on coach Phillip Fulmer, who's been a prime target for critics and disgruntled Vols fans.