Boxscore
Alabama 44, Tennessee 13
Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Neyland Stadium
Attendance - 102455

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Alabama 7 16 7 14 44
Tennessee 3 7 0 3 13

Recap


No. 1 Alabama 44, Tennessee 13:
AJ McCarron threw for four touchdowns and a career-high 306 yards to power the Crimson Tide past the host Volunteers.

McCarron's four scoring passes - two in each half - tied his career high as Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC) beat Tennessee (3-4, 0-4) for the sixth straight time and have now scored 40-plus points in four consecutive road games for the first time in school history.

Freshman Amari Cooper hauled in seven passes for a season-high 162 yards and two touchdowns and T.J. Yeldon rushed for 129 yards and two scores as the Crimson Tide extended their winning streak to 11 games - all by at least 19 points.

Alabama's suffocating defense, which has surrendered 58 points in seven games, also did its part in helping the Tide break away from a 23-10 halftime lead. After stopping Tennessee on a fourth-and-1, McCarron drove Alabama 67 yards in six plays capped by a 42-yard strike to Cooper for a 30-10 lead with 2:56 left in the third.

Robert Lester's interception of Tyler Bray on the ensuing possession stopped a Tennessee drive and McCarron responded with a 39-yard scoring pass to Kenny Bell to make it 37-10 with 12:46 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bray finished 13-of-27 for 184 yards and two interceptions. ... The Tide have outscored the Vols 122-29 in the last three meetings and have put up more than 30 points in three straight meetings for the first time in the history of the rivalry. ... The Volunteers, who were without leading rusher Rajion Neal (ankle), have lost 15 straight games and 21 of  22 to ranked opponents. ... Alabama has scored at least 30 points in each game this season, joining the 1971 squad as the only teams in school history to accomplish that feat.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:18
Alabama   TD  Tennessee 0 - Alabama 7
1st Quarter - 3:38
Tennessee   FG  Tennessee 3 - Alabama 7
2nd Quarter - 11:23
Alabama   TD  Tennessee 3 - Alabama 13
2nd Quarter - 6:55
Alabama   TD  Tennessee 3 - Alabama 20
2nd Quarter - 5:32
Tennessee   TD  Tennessee 10 - Alabama 20
2nd Quarter - 1:24
Alabama   FG  Tennessee 10 - Alabama 23
3rd Quarter - 2:56
Alabama   TD  Tennessee 10 - Alabama 30
4th Quarter - 12:46
Alabama   TD  Tennessee 10 - Alabama 37
4th Quarter - 9:07
Alabama   TD  Tennessee 10 - Alabama 44
4th Quarter - 3:57
Tennessee   FG  Tennessee 13 - Alabama 44
TEAMS

Team Records

  Alabama Tennessee
W/L 7 - 0 - 0 3 - 4 - 0
Conference 4 - 0 - 0 0 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Alabama Tennessee
Score 44 13
First Downs 23 11
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-12
50%
2-for-13
15%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 539 282
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-233 27-79
Average/Rush 5.2 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 17-22 16-31
Passing Yards 306 203
Average/Pass Play 12.8 6.5
Penalties-Yards 4-23 2-15
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 36:47 23:13

PLAYER STATS

Alabama (7 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. McCarron 17/22 306 4 0
Tennessee (3 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bray 13/27 184 0 2
J. Worley 3/4 19 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Yeldon 15 129 8.6 2
E. Lacy 17 79 4.6 0
K. Drake 4 22 5.5 0
B. Sims 4 10 2.5 0
B. Calloway 2 6 3.0 0
A. McCarron 3 -13 -4.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Lane Jr. 15 55 3.7 0
D. Young 5 21 4.2 0
A. Johnson 3 6 2.0 1
A. Howard 2 3 1.5 0
C. Patterson 2 -6 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Cooper 7 162 23.1 2
K. Bell 2 68 34.0 1
K. Norwood 2 43 21.5 0
E. Lacy 3 18 6.0 0
C. Jones 1 9 9.0 0
M. Williams 2 6 3.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Hunter 4 70 17.5 0
M. Lane Jr. 5 48 9.6 0
M. Rivera 1 43 43.0 0
C. Patterson 1 25 25.0 0
B. Downs 1 15 15.0 0
B. Bartholomew 1 4 4.0 0
A. Howard 1 4 4.0 0
D. Young 2 -6 -3.0 0
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