Alabama took down Tennessee in Knoxville in one of the biggest rivalry games in college football. While the box score may tell the story of an Alabama-dominated game from start to finish, the report card tells it a little differently.
Alabama had yet to battle an offense this talented this season, mostly due to injuries on the other team's depth chart. Tennessee entered this game with a healthy starting quarterback, something Alabama didn't see against Arkansas or Missouri. Even Michigan was missing its star running back.
Alabama needed to bring its best performance to the field tonight, as the Third Saturday in October rarely plays out as it looks on paper. Especially when you're the team on the road.
Alabama brought enough skill to win in Week 8. Alabama even brought enough skill to dominate the scoreboard. A 31-point victory means the Tide got all "A's," right?
Not hardly. Some aspects of the game were absolutely stellar. Others were good, but still far from Tide standards. Read on to find out who made the grade and who has some extra work to do in preparation for Mississippi State.