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October 16, 2018
"Tua hasn't missed a day of practice . . . Bama Online
Saivion Smith demonstrated throughout the week that he could maintain a focused level of technique . . .
Alabama boasts a recruiting score of 287, while Texas A&M is second with a score of 286.94. Georgia is now third with a score of 281.64 . . .
Each of the top three guys -- Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs and Najee Harris -- finished with more than 50 rushing yards in the game . . .
Last year against Alabama, Guarantano was 9-for-16 passing 44 yards and an interception . . .
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Is Alabama's defense starting to come together? . . .
The good news for the Crimson Tide is that they face Tennessee this week and then get an open date before going to LSU . . .
Jeudy now has nine touchdowns in seven games this season to tie Dennis Homan's 1967 season for fourth-best in program history . . .
LSU feels like the only team on Alabama's schedule that has a chance against the Crimson Tide . . .
Mack Wilson, by relaying the signals correctly, did his part to force the Tigers to operate with a hint of reluctance . . .
Even with Hurts' improved passing this group can look much different just like that . . .
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The bowl projections have a lot of new possible matchups . . .
Maintaining poise will be key to having any chance of a competitive game against Alabama, which is averaging 2.3 takeaways . . .
Jeudy only caught three passes, but the sophomore wide receiver did with those three passes what he has done all season long -- turned them into huge gains . . .
Not changed, of course, is the name in the No. 1 position . . .
Is Tua Tagovailoa's knee something to be concerned about? . . .
Lines for Tennessee-Alabama and Tulsa-Arkansas were not immediately available . . .
The Vols are coming off an emotional win at Auburn, but at least statistically, this will remain a big mismatch in Neyland Stadium . . .
The "Third Saturday in October" game will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised nationally on CBS . . .
What passes for drama for Alabama is for anyone else the definition of disgusting luxury . . .
Five of the eight freshmen that saw the field Saturday have now appeared in all seven of the Tide's regular-season contests . . .
"Jalen's a great athlete," running back Damien Harris said. "The good thing for him is he can do a lot of things and we can put him anywhere on the field . . .
"With a lot of new guys playing we tried to disguise some things in the secondary," Saban said . . .
Replacing Tagovailoa in the third quarter, Hurts completed 7 of 8 passes for 115 yards, earning a quarterback rating of 208.3 . . .
Alabama will play in the Playoff. That will most likely be it, unless someone in the West (more likely LSU this year, not Auburn) beats the Tide . . .
Is Tua Tagovailoa healthy? If so, there's no debate. It's Alabama's world … and you're just losing in it . . .
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On Nov. 3 LSU gets 'Bama in Tiger Stadium with a chance to earn an even more significant victory . . .
Saban said, "If there was a disappointment, it was probably the fact that we had the ball in the red zone three or four times that we didn't score . . .
"We knew this was going to be a tough game," coach Nick Saban said. "We have a lot of respect for Missouri and their team . . .
Scoring 30 points in the first half against Mizzou is about the closest anyone's come to considering a Tide start "sluggish . . .
Pendleton said Davis came up to him after the game to apologize . . .
Imagine trying to defend something like this as a defense, two All-SEC caliber quarterbacks on the field at the same time and if Hurts doesn't throw it, he can burn you with his legs . . .
Who is capable of challenging the Crimson Tide? . . .
Hurts looked good throwing the deep ball Saturday night . . .
Alabama held Lock and the Tigers to 142 passing yards and a touchdown to Jalen Knox at the end of the first quarter . . .
Alabama heads the list, and a second SEC team (LSU, Georgia, Florida or Kentucky) would have to win out — including beating the Crimson Tide — to get there . . .
Just how incredible has Alabama's offense been? The numbers are staggering, but it starts as quickly as possible, too . . .
Savion Smith came up big returning to the lineup . . .
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