No. 11 Alabama scores 27 unanswered, beats No. 17 Tennessee 34-20 

Big Al Alabama

The No. 11 Crimson Tide scored three touchdowns and kicked two field goals that all went unanswered in their 34-20 comeback win over No. 17 Tennessee on Saturday afternoon. 

Alabama faced an early 13-0 deficit and trailed by as much as 20-7 at halftime. The Crimson Tide defense held the Volunteers to 129 yards and had a scoop-and-score in the second half en route to the victory. 

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Trailing 20-7, Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe found receiver Isaiah Bond 46 yards down the field for the first touchdown of the second half less than one minute into the third quarter. 

Crimson Tide kicker Will Reichard, who became the Southeastern Conference’s all-time leading scorer last week, made field goals of 42 and 50 yards while running back Jase McClellan ran in a 5-yard score that gave Alabama its first lead with 3:42 left in the third quarter. 

With 7:26 remaining in the fourth quarter, Alabama linebacker Jihaad Campbell picked up a fumble by Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton III and returned it 24 yards for the final insurance touchdown. 

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The Volunteers outgained Alabama 404 yards to 358 but were shut out in the second half. Milton finished with 271 passing yards and two touchdowns and receiver Squirrel White had 111 receiving yards and a touchdown. 

Milroe had 220 passing yards, two touchdowns and an interception while McClellan had 115 rushing yards.