Courtesy of 479 yards of total offense, and the “signature” Alabama defense, the Vols never found an answer for the top-ranked team in the nation.
CB Deion Belue on UT players calling them the 'red team.': "We can be the red team, but we're going to be the Navy seal red team."Jumping out to a 21-0 lead by the conclusion of the initial quarter of play, Alabama dominated the contest from start to finish.
— Marquavius Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) October 26, 2013
Needless to say, the “red team” had UT coach Butch Jones seeing “red” by the time the clock hit zero.
While Crimson Tide players and fans enjoy a nice victory cigar, per tradition, Tennessee will “huff and puff” over yet another beating at the hands of Alabama.
With the victory over Tennessee, 'Bama improves to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the SEC.
Saban post-game press conference pic.twitter.com/fM5PqCSRQi
— The Game (@TheGameWDGM) October 26, 2013
CECIL HURT: Tennessee not much of a rival right now http://t.co/YZeLPLcPXqInjury report/Cigar showcase
— tuscaloosanews (@tuscaloosanews) October 27, 2013
While Alabama sustained the “typical” bumps and bruises, overall, UA exited the contest with Tennessee in relatively good health.
Alabama injury roundup: NG Brandon Ivory out for 'medical reasons,' Jalston Fowler suffers concussion http://t.co/5jcEI2RXbVAs Cecil Hurt expressed in his commentary piece, the current status of the Alabama/Tennessee rivalry is "flimsy" at best. However, tradition is tradition, and the 45-10 victory over the Vols was celebrated with a smoke show.
— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) October 27, 2013
Enjoy the photo gallery of ‘Bama players partaking in a time-honored tradition that is synonymous following a victory over the Vols.
Alabama players light up victory cigars after 45-10 win over Tennessee (photos) http://t.co/9XhxuHeJxx
— Matt Scalici (@MattScalici) October 27, 2013