Tennessee trails Alabama 21-0 at halftime. That makes for an uphill battle for the Volunteers in the second half that’s particularly steep given their recent offensive struggles.
Tennessee hasn’t scored a touchdown in its last 12 quarters, including today. That dates back to the second quarter of a 17-13 win over UMass on Sept. 23.
To find three total touchdowns from the UT offense, you have to go back four games and 14 quarters to a 26-20 loss to Florida. Tennessee has scored more than two touchdowns in a game just twice this season; once against FCS Indiana State and once in a double overtime game against Georgia Tech.
The Vols have 16 total touchdowns this year, which ties them for 113th nationally so far this season. Tennessee’s offense ranks last in the SEC, averaging 21.7 points per game entering the day.
On the other side of things, Alabama’s defense has surrendered just eight touchdowns to opponents all season. The Crimson Tide defense kept both Vanderbilt and Ole Miss out of the end zone. Arkansas scored a late touchdown against UA’s backup defense.