Alabama vs. Tennessee: Third Saturday in October Rivalry Has Not Lost Its Luster

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Alabama vs. Tennessee: Third Saturday in October Rivalry Has Not Lost Its Luster
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The Alabama vs. Tennessee game has been played since 1901. Since its inception, each team has won its share of games, but this year carries a lot of storylines that will bring eyes to the television and cheeks to the seats in Knoxville. 

The third Saturday in October has not lost its luster; if anything, it is beginning to shine bright again. 

The Crimson Tide have the best defense in the land heading into this week’s contest, but there has to be an expectation that Tyler Bray and his host of talented receivers will make some plays against the Alabama secondary. 

The Vols will have a sea of orange awaiting the arrival of Nick Saban and Co. but it will take a lot more than a loud crowd to win the game. Here are the reasons why this game remains a college football classic. 

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