KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alabama may have a championship-caliber offense to go along with its best-in-the-nation defense.
A.J. McCarron threw four touchdown passes and passed for a career-high 306 yards Saturday as the top-ranked Crimson Tide trounced Tennessee 44-13 at Neyland Stadium. Freshman receiver Amari Cooper caught seven passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns, while freshman running back T.J. Yeldon ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
Tyler Bray went 13-of-27 for 184 yards with two interceptions and no touchdown passes for Tennessee. The Volunteers had scored at least 31 points in each of their first six games, but they couldn't muster much offense against an Alabama team that entered Saturday leading the country in total defense, scoring defense, run defense and pass efficiency defense.
Tennessee (3-4, 0-4 SEC) has lost 11 of its last 12 SEC games and is 0-14 against the Top 25 since Derek Dooley took over the program in 2010. The different circumstance...