In a fashion that seems almost routine, the Alabama Crimson Tide jumped out to an early 20-3 second-quarter lead and never looked back in Saturday's 44-13 blowout of Tennessee in Knoxville.
In one of the south's greatest rivalries, the Tide have now won six straight over the Vols, most of them in similar thrashings. Quarterback A.J. McCarron proved early on that his knee was not going to slow him down, and the defense did its part to hold off a powerful Tennessee passing attack led by Tyler Bray.
The Tide, now 7-0 and still ranked atop the BCS standings, will head home for a date with the also undefeated Mississippi State Bulldogs next weekend. But before we look ahead, let's take one last look back at the Tennessee game and grade the performances by each of the Tide starters.