5. UT’s rushing attack against Alabama’s front seven
Strength vs. strength right here, and whoever has the edge might win the game. UT was second in the league last year with 223.7 yards per game on the ground. Alabama topped the SEC with only 73.3 rushing yards given up per contest. UT managed 132 yards of rushing against Alabama in Tuscaloosa last year, so clearly the Vols know how to have at least some level of success in this matchup even though Alabama, yet again, will be loaded in the front seven.