No. 1 Alabama defeated Tennessee at Neyland Stadium 44-13 on Saturday night.
Tennessee has lost 11 of its last 12 SEC games against the Top 25 since Head Football Coach Derek Dooley took over the program in 2010. Tonight's win was Alabama's sixth consecutive victory over the Volunteers.
Amari Copper caught two of A.J. McCarron's four touchdown passes for Alabama. Cooper finished with seven receptions for 162 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 42-yard score in the third. Cooper also had a 30-yard touchdown nullified by a penalty.
McCarron went 17-of-22 for a career-high 306 yards for Alabama. T.J. Yeldon rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
Dooley returned to the sideline on crutches Saturday night, less than two weeks after undergoing surgery on a fractured right hip. He coached from the press box last week in a 41-31 loss at Mississippi State.
Tennessee has not beaten a ranked team since South Carolina in 2009. Volunteers haven't beaten a No. 1 ranked opponent since 1985. Alabama went into Saturday night's game a three touchdown favorite.