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Vols' Brian Maurer uncertain for South Carolina game

Oct. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is mum on the status of Brian Maurer for Saturday's game with South Carolina after the freshman quarterback sustained concussions in back-to-back weeks. Pruitt is saying even less about which quarterback could start the game if Maurer can't play. Pruitt...

Alabama's Tagovailoa likely out 1 game with ankle injury

Oct. 20, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left in the first half against Tennessee with a left ankle injury and is expected to miss at least one game. Tagovailoa walked off the field and was taken to the sideline medical tent during the second quarter Saturday night. The 2018 Heisman...

Tennessee QB Brian Maurer leaves game with No. 1 Alabama

Oct. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer left the game against No. 1 Alabama with a concussion. Maurer was hurt after absorbing a hit late in the first quarter Saturday. It was the second straight game he's left with a concussion. Maurer stayed on the ground for a while after a hit by...

No. 1 Alabama survives Tua injury, beats Tennessee 35-13

Oct. 20, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama leaned on the old formula once quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with an ankle injury: big defensive plays and running the ball. The top-ranked Crimson Tide turned to the defense and tailback Najee Harris once the high-flying passing game was grounded, pulling out a 35-13...

Pruitt, Tennessee trying to halt losing streak vs No. 1 Bama

Oct. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It's Jeremy Pruitt's turn. No. 1 Alabama dispatched another former Nick Saban assistant, Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher, last week and the latest underling-turned-rival gets his crack when Pruitt and his Tennessee Volunteers visit Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night. Two lengthy...

Tennessee trying to snap 12-year losing streak vs Alabama

Oct. 17, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban was coaching the NFL's Miami Dolphins the last time Alabama lost to Tennessee. The current players from both teams were mostly in elementary school. The top-ranked Crimson Tide has won the last 12 meetings in this traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry, mostly by...

No. 1 Alabama seeks 13th straight win over Tennessee

Oct. 17, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

Tennessee (2-4, 1-2 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0), Saturday at 9 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Alabama by 34. Series record: Alabama leads 55-38-7. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry is always big for both teams, though it's been dominated by the Crimson Tide since coach Nick Saban...

Vols QB Maurer will be game-time decision for No. 1 Alabama

Oct. 16, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says quarterback Brian Maurer's status for the Volunteers' Saturday matchup at No. 1 Alabama will be a game-time decision after the freshman sustained a concussion last week. Pruitt had said Monday that Maurer had taken some reps at the previous night's...

Vols confident QB Maurer will play against No. 1 Alabama

Oct. 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt believes quarterback Brian Maurer will be available Saturday at No. 1 Alabama after a concussion prevented the freshman from finishing a 20-10 victory over Mississippi State last week. "Brian took some reps last night at practice," Pruitt said Monday....

Defense delivers as Tennessee tops Mississippi State 20-10

Oct. 12, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's defense finally delivered the kind of performance that Jeremy Pruitt's teams produced consistently during his career as an assistant coach. The Volunteers intercepted three passes, shut down Southeastern Conference rushing leader Kylin Hill and withstood an injury to...