(AP) This Alabama-Tennessee matchup feels much like last season's. The eighth-ranked Crimson Tide is trying to remain in the national championship hunt going into Saturday's game in Knoxville and the Volunteers hope for a big pick-me-up for their season.
Last season, Alabama remained perfect only after a low kick by
Tennessee's Daniel Lincoln hit noseguard Terrence Cody in the
armpit on the final play. It was Cody's second blocked field goal
of the fourth quarter in that 12-10 win.
It was also the biggest example of right-place, right-time good
fortune of the Tide's championship run.
The Volunteers say that memory is fresh in their minds this
week. Receiver Gerald Jones and cornerback Marsalis Teague compared it to this year's last-play loss to LSU.
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