January 24, 2022

DTM’s NCAAF Game of the Day | ALA at TEN

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#1 Alabama Crimson Tide at #9 Tennessee Volunteers

 

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 15, 2016

Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee

America’s Bookie Line: Volunteers +13.5 Total: 57.5

TV Coverage: CBS

 

By Dan Leach

Follow Dan on Twitter @DanLeach971

 

What a battle we could have on our hands down in Knoxville on Saturday afternoon as the Vols try to do what they haven’t been able to in years and take down Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide. The Vols come off an epic double OT loss to Texas A&M last week, but showed like they did in the Hail Mary win over Georgia a couple weeks ago, that they are never out of any game and can win any game where they don’t shoot themselves.

Vols QB Joshua Dobbs has been a revelation at times this year and the Tennessee defense is a lot better than some give it credit for being and has athlete’s everywhere. Bama is unreal and makes it next to impossible for most teams to take them down, but this scrappy Vols team might have just enough medicine to do the trick and being at home only gives them that better of a chance.

Look for the home fans to give the Vols a huge early boost and for Bama to be tested in the first half. While I don’t know if Tennessee has the horses to win this game outright, I would be truly stunned if this wasn’t at least close to the bitter end.

13 points in simply too much for an offense that can score in bunches and score in seconds. This will be a lot different than Bama’s game last week on the road at Arkansas, which simply didn’t have enough firepower on either side of the ball to keep up with the Tide’s superior talent. Tennessee doesn’t have the depth that Bama does, but their margin of horses is not that far off.

8 DTM Bagels and Locks on the Volunteers (TEN +13.5)

 

Dan Leach was the world’s first human to live under the sea for more than 60 days, created what is now used as the International Olympic Flag, was the basis of Denzel Washington’s character Frank Lucas in “American Gangster”, Is often consulted on matters of national “Sports Security”, was the first human to interview Dracula, started the American Revolution on a dare, once sat in on drums with Led Zeppelin, and is a noted expert in the field of Time Travel.

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