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uburn awaits its bowl destination.Alabama faces No. 15 Florida

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Alabama is reaching peak form just in time for its toughest test of the season.The top-ranked Crimson Tide dominated Tennessee 49-10 on Saturday to beat a ranked foe on the road for the second straight week. Alabama next returns home to face No. 6 Texas A&M (6-0, 4-0 SEC) in a game that could go a long way toward determining who represents the Western Division in the Southeastern Conference championship game.I think were going good right now, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard said.Thats a bit of an understatement.Alabama (7-0, 4-0) just delivered one of the most impressive single-game performances by any team all season. Tennessee, which slipped from ninth to 18th in the Top 25 released Sunday, was outgained 594-163 and outrushed 438-32 while dealing with multiple injuries on both sides of the ball.We said we wanted a complete game -- and they certainly did that, Alabama coach Nick Saban said.Indeed, Alabama dominated all phases of the game in the type of outing that should provide plenty of momentum heading into the Texas A&M showdown.The same defense that had yielded 473 yards in a 49-30 victory over Arkansas a week earlier never allowed Tennessee (5-2, 2-2) to move the ball. Tennessees lone touchdown came after the Volunteers recovered a fumble at Alabamas 11-yard line.Tide safety Eddie Jackson said the defense benefited from a meeting the secondary had held earlier in the week.We feel like we were letting the guys up front down, so we stepped it up in practice with one of our best weeks and prepared for this game, Jackson said.Saban noted that Alabama was particularly impressive in third-down defense, as Tennessee went just 3 of 16 in those situations. Alabama will need to continue that progress against a Texas A&M offense averaging an SEC-leading 532.8 yards per game.We havent played great on third down (or) as well as we thought we could this year, Saban said. But we did a great job today. I think that was a big point of emphasis for us going into this game. When you play these no-huddle, fastball teams, when you dont get off the field on third down, they have extended drives. Players get tired. Thats when they get rolling, thats (when) they create momentum.Alabamas defense stopped big plays but continued producing them. Ronnie Harrisons 58-yard interception return was the Tides eighth defensive touchdown of the season. Jackson added a 79-yard punt return for Alabamas 11th non-offensive touchdown of the year.On offense, freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts continues to show remarkable poise in big-game situations. The same guy who orchestrated victories at Mississippi and Arkansas earlier this year ran for 132 yards and three touchdowns against Tennessee.He looks like a junior or senior out there sometimes, Alabama defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson said.Tomlinson says practicing against Hurts all week helps prepare Alabamas defense for mobile quarterbacks. That work paid off Saturday as Tennessees Joshua Dobbs threw for just 92 yards and was sacked three times and held to minus-31 yards on seven carries.Hurts helped Alabama produce its highest single-game rushing total in 30 years Saturday. Bo Scarbrough gained 109 yards -- including an 85-yard touchdown -- and Damien Harris ran for 94 yards. Alabama averaged 8.5 yards per carry thanks to a team effort, as the backs continually benefited from the downfield blocking of the receiving corps.The next step for Hurts is to develop into a more consistent passer. Hurts was 16 of 26 for 143 yards with an interception against Tennessee. He also had a fumble on a sack that led to Tennessees only touchdown.Weve just got to keep on improving in the passing game and get Jalen comfortable because when we play really good teams, some of these runs arent going to be quite so easy and the plays that are there to be made in the passing game, were going to need to make them, Saban said.---AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Bruins Jerseys Outlet . PAUL, Minn. Discount Bruins Jerseys . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. http://www.cheapbruinsjerseyschina.com/ . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. Cheap Bruins Jerseys . The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling "puts an end to my dreams of being a top player," the 27-year-old Troicki said in a statement. "I worked my entire life for it, and it has been taken away from me in one afternoon by a doctor I didnt know," said Troicki, whose ranking peaked at No. Bruins Jerseys From China . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jalen Hurts rebounded from two early interceptions to pass for 286 yards and No. 1 Alabamas defense did the rest in a 30-12 victory Saturday over No. 13 Auburn.The Crimson Tide (12-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) led just 13-9 at halftime, dominating the stat sheet but only taking over the scoreboard in the second half. The defense pushed its string of quarters without allowing a touchdown to 14-plus.Auburn (8-4, 5-3) failed to muster much offense for the second straight SEC game. This time the Tigers were playing without injured quarterback Sean White and unable to reach the end zone despite starting several drives in Alabama territory.We had some really, really challenging field position situations in this game, and our players responded really well to it, Alabama coach Nick Saban said.Hurts displayed the same poise in overcoming two first-half interceptions that have helped him lead the Tide into the SEC championship game. He completed 27-of-36 mostly short and mid-range passes and threw for two touchdowns. Alabama has won three straight Iron Bowls for the first time since 1990-92.At halftime, I guess everybody thought I was going to throw a fit, but I told them, `Look guys, all weve got to do is go out there and play with some poise and confidence, Saban said.Hurts also ran for 37 yards and a touchdown, leading ttwo straight touchdown drives in the third quarter to all but put the game away after a mistake-filled first half.ddddddddddddHe ran for a 4-yard score on a drive sparked by four Bo Scarbrough runs. On a fourth-and-4 play, he hit ArDarius Stewart, who spun away from a defender and made another move downfield en route to a 38-yard touchdown and a 27-9 lead.Stewart gained 127 yards on 10 catches and Scarbrough ran for 90 yards.Auburns Jeremy Johnson completed 4 of 13 passes for 34 yards. The Tide dominated in total yards, 501-182.Daniel Carlson connected on four field goals for Auburn.THE TAKEAWAYAuburn didnt get a first down until nearly 25 minutes into the game and continues to have no passing game without a healthy White. Leading rusher Kamryn Pettway ran 12 times for just 17 yards after missing the past two games with a leg injury. Managed 66 rushing yards after coming in averaging a league best 298.Alabama still has to get more going in the downfield passing game but remains dominant on defense.FAREWELLSAlabamas senior class finished its final home game with a 49-5 record so far.UP NEXTAuburn awaits its bowl destination.Alabama faces No. 15 Florida in the SEC championship game for the second straight year. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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