College Football 2019: Where to Watch Tennessee vs. Alabama, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

The college football season has almost reached the halfway mark and Alabama has the look of team on a mission after winning its first six games.

The Crimson Tide began the season as the No. 2-ranked team in the country, but since overtaking Clemson in top spot in Week 6 has shown no signs of looking back.

Having notched up its first win against a Top-25 ranked program this season with a 47-28 road victory against No. 24 Texas A&M—which has since dropped out of the rankings—Alabama welcomes SEC rivals Tennessee this weekend.

While the Crimson Tide leads the conference alongside LSU with a perfect 6-0 record, the Volunteers are 2-4 and have lost two of their three games against conference opponents.

Tennessee has lost both meetings against Top 25-ranked programs this season, suffering a 34-3 defeat on the road against Florida in Week 5 and a 43-14 thrashing at home at the hands of Georgia a week later.

The Volunteers snapped the two-game losing streak by beating Mississippi State 20-10 on Saturday, but face travel to Alabama as 34.5-point underdogs.

It could hardly be otherwise, as the Crimson Tide has swept opponents aside at will this season. Alabama ranks sixth in the nation in total offense with 536.8 yards per game and second in terms of total points scored, to the tune of 51 per game.

Unsurprisingly, Tua Tagoaviloa has been crucial to Alabama's high-octane offense so far. The Heisman Trophy favorite has thrown for 2,011 yards, 27 touchdowns and just one interception so far this season, while completing 73.6 percent of his passes.

The junior signal-caller ranks first in the nation with a 96.1 quarterback rating and looks to be getting better with each passing game.

Tua. Ruggs. Can't do anything about this. 😳

(via @CBSSports)

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 12, 2019

In the win against the Aggies last week, Tagovailoa finished 21-of-34 for 293 passing yards, four touchdowns and his first pick of the season.

The four touchdown passes—which all found a different receiver, an indication of how well-balanced Alabama's offense is— in the game brought the quarterback's tally for his college career up to 81—a school record.

Last season's Heisman Trophy runner-up, however, preferred to focus on his team's prospects rather than on individual accolades.

"Everyone wants to beat Alabama," he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. "We're not done yet. As a team we have to continue to grow."

With a crucial showdown against No. 2-ranked LSU coming up on November 9, Alabama knows it can't afford any slip-ups. Against a Volunteers team that has conceded an average of 25.7 points per game this season, Tagovailoa and his receivers could have another field day.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Wide receiver DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with wide receiver Henry Ruggs III after a touchdown against Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 12, in College Station, Texas. Logan Riely/Getty

When and where is the game?

Alabama hosts Southern Mississippi at the Bryan-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Saturday, October 19.

Kick-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

Live stream

Live stream will be available via WatchESPN, the ESPN app and ESPN's digital platforms.

Series record

The two programs have met exactly 100 times in their history, with Alabama winning 55 times to Tennessee's 38.

The Crimson Tide has won the last 12 games against the Volunteers, who have not scored more than 21 points against Alabama since 2003.


According to Oddschecker, Alabama is a 34.5-point favorite and is 91/100 to win and cover the spread, while Tennessee is 20/1 underdog.