CFN: Lock Yourself in a Room to Watch the Tennessee-Alabama Game

College Football News suggest you lock yourself in a room to watch the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Alabama Crimson Tide tomorrow.

Asked and answered in the column is:

  • Why to Watch (the teams hate each other);
  • Why Tennessee Might Win (the Tide has lost its deep threat attack with the injury to wide receiver Tyrone Prothro and the Vols’ defense against the run is pretty good);
  • Why Alabama Might Win (Alabama’s defense is exceptional, and UT’s offense is . . . not); and
  • Who to Watch (Tennessee quarterbacks Rick Clausen and Erik Ainge).

So what will happen, according to CFN? Tennessee will win 16-13:

The pressure is all on Alabama. With two weeks off to prepare, Tennessee will come up with one of it’s patented out-of-the-blue road performances like last year’s win at Georgia. This is the game Tennessee turns things around, and it’ll be because of its defense.

2 Responses to “CFN: Lock Yourself in a Room to Watch the Tennessee-Alabama Game”

  1. View from Rocky Top » Blog Archive » CFN’s Keys to the Tennessee-Alabama Game says:

    [...] College Football News’ John Harris is bucking CFN’s official pick (Tennessee 16, Alabama 13) and making his own. [...]

  2. View from Rocky Top » Blog Archive » Re-living the Tennessee Volunteers 2005 football season: Part 7, Alabama Crimson Tide says:

    [...] The game was really too close to call. John Pennington first picked the Vols, then changed his mind, primarily due to the wake up call the Tide received against Ole Miss the prior week and partly due to the fact that Vols hadn’t played more than one good half of football in five games. John Harris of College Football News picked Alabama to win 21 to 20, but CFN itself picked UT to win 16-13. Subtract 10 from each score and switch the teams, and they’d have nailed it. [...]