Sunday, October 24, 2010
Crushed Orange: Alabama Dismantles Tennessee
Jones, who suffered a broken hand against South Carolina, played the best game of his college career on Saturday night.
Not only did Jones set a new school record for the most receiving yards in a single game, but he also had a career-high 12 receptions.
Courtesy of Julio Jones in the passing game and the duo of Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson on the ground, Alabama gained 536 yards of total offense.
The initial half of play was a struggle for Alabama and the Crimson Tide only led the overmatched Volunteers by a score of 13-10. However, the entire second stanza would belong to Alabama, as the Crimson Tide would score 28 unanswered points.
Quarterback Greg McElroy passed for 264 yards while A.J. McCarron (in mop-up duty) completed three passes (perfect on the night) for a total of 62 yards and one touchdown.
In the rushing department Trent Richardson had a total of 12 carries for 119 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown run. Reigning Heisman winner Mark Ingram rushed for 88 yards on 14 carries.
The Alabama defense allowed Tennessee running back Tauren Poole to rush for 117 yards in the game. Poole became the first individual player to rush for over 100 yards against the Alabama defense in 41 games.
The Tide limited the Vols to only 10 points in the contest and intercepted two passes.
Courtesy of safety Robert Lester and cornerback B.J. Scott, Alabama continues to lead all of major college football with a total of 15 interceptions.
The Alabama Crimson Tide currently hold a four game winning streak over the Tennessee Volunteers and under Nick Saban, Alabama has outscored Tennessee 70-26 in Knoxville.
Posted by The Crimson Elephant at 6:22 PM