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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Tyler Thornburg Jersey . -- One thing quarterback AJ McCarron and No. 1 Alabama wont stand for is being labeled something as mundane as "the red team." They prefer the defending national champions, thank you. The Crimson Tide hammered that point home with Saturdays 45-10 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers, who used that anonymous label as a motivational ploy during the week. McCarron said he took that personally and "wanted to come out and score as many points as possible on them" and not leave the game whatever the score. "For (them) to kind of say we havent deserved their respect to call us Alabama, they call us Red Team," McCarron said. "And for their head coach to come out and say they can play against anybody, I dont think were just anybody. "We won two national championships in a row and were undefeated right now. So were not just anybody." Indeed, Alabama (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) has outscored its last six opponents 246-26. T.J. Yeldon scored on three 1-yard runs and McCarron completed 19 of 27 passes for 275 yards and two first-half touchdowns for the Tide, which raced to a 35-0 halftime lead in a thoroughly one-sided rivalry game. Landon Collins returned an interception 89 yards for another score. McCarron threw for a 54-yard touchdown to Amari Cooper and a 22-yarder to Kevin Norwood. It was Coopers longest catch of the season and only his second touchdown. The Volunteers (4-4, 1-3) dropped their seventh straight in the rivalry, tying the most consecutive defeats for either team. They couldnt build on the momentum from an upset of No. 20 South Carolina that snapped a 19-game skid against ranked teams. "We probably played our worst half of football we played all year," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "Some of that was due to the quality of our opponent and some of that was self-inflicted wounds." Tennessee also won seven in a row from 1995-2001, but Jones program clearly has plenty of catching up to do. Jones might have gotten a head start when he turned to freshman quarterback Josh Dobbs to open the second half in his first college action, replacing a struggling Justin Worley. Worley, who hurt his thumb last week, was 8-of-15 passing for 120 yards and was intercepted twice, including the pick-six to Collins. "(Worley) could have went, but it was hard for him to throw with any velocity, so instead of risking further injury we went with Josh," Jones said. "For a true freshman, playing for the first time in this kind of environment I thought he did very well." Dobbs didnt make Tennessees last road trip to Florida, and seemed destined for a redshirt season. He did seem to provide a second-half spark. Dobbs completed 5 of 12 passes for 75 yards, ran three times for 19 yards. Fellow freshman Marquez North, who helped set up the game-winning score against South Carolina, gained 87 yards on four catches. Rajion Neal ran for 70 yards on 13 carries. Alabamas Kenyan Drake ran for 89 yards on 14 carries while Yeldon ran 15 times for 72 yards in his first three-touchdown game. Kevin Norwood caught six passes for 112 yards, including an acrobatic grab while falling backward in a catch coach Nick Saban called "unbelievable." The Tide, which earlier had a 104-0 scoring binge ended, had allowed only nine points in its first four home games. Neals 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter was the first touchdown Alabama had allowed at Bryant-Denny Stadium this season. "We knew Tennessee was a team that could play with anybody in the country," Saban said. "I think it was a challenge for our guys to prove who we were and how we could play against them." Dobbs didnt complete a pass on his first drive but Neals 43-yard run set up Michael Palardys field to snap Alabamas string of unanswered points. That was the fifth-biggest such streak in Tide history, going back to the third quarter of the Kentucky game on Oct. 12. Tennessee did have early scoring chances. Worley misfired on fourth-and-7 from Alabamas 34. He led the Vols to the Tide 24 late in the first half but Collins then returned an interception the distance in the final seconds. Collins took over the starting spot this week when Vinnie Sunseri went down with a season-ending knee injury against Arkansas. Alabama starting nose tackle Brandon Ivory missed the game for unspecified medical reasons. Saban said running back Jalston Fowler sustained a concussion in the first half, and he didnt return. Saban had urged early-departing students to stick around for the full game. One responded with a sign saying, "Well stay for 60 if you stay forever." "That sounds good to me," responded Saban, the subject of job rumours each off-season. "Im too damn old to go someplace else and start over, I can tell you that." http://www.baseballbrewerslockroom.com/paul-molitor-brewers-jersey/ . Betis hired Calderon on Monday, its third manager of the season, after Juan Carlos Garrido was fired. But the visitors continued to show the same holes in defence as Celta picked them apart following Ruben Castros opener for Betis in the 17th minute. Robin Yount Jersey . - The Oakland Raiders have promoted running back George Atkinson III from the practice squad and placed cornerback Carlos Rogers on season-ending injured reserve.INDIANAPOLIS -- When Ed Carpenter, Carlos Munoz and Helio Castroneves were pushed to the edge Saturday, each remained calm and came up with their best-qualifying runs of the day. Now they have to do it again one more time Sunday. The American, Colombian and Brazilian who have celebrated some of their biggest career moments at Indianapolis each made daring runs over the final 80 minutes Saturday to take the top three seeds heading into Sundays Indianapolis 500 shootout. Carpenter finished first with a four-lap qualifying average of 230.661 mph. Munoz was second at 230.460. "I wasnt sure we were going to go 230 in our first run, so I was relieved when we did," Carpenter said. "But to be honest, I didnt think going into qualifying I was going to exceed 230." Others drivers thought Carpenter would, and it only took one practice lap and one qualifying lap to assuage any doubts. Carpenter, the fifth car on the track, averaged 230.114 then sat around all day as other drivers tried to knock him off the top rung. Nobody caught him until a rain delay ended at 4:18 p.m. Then in a flurry of speed, Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe knocked Carpenter off the pole, Munoz knocked Hinchcliffe, his teammate, off the pole, and Carpenter retook the pole. He finished the day waiting 65 minutes to see if it would stand. Normally, the reward for surviving such tension would be celebrating a pole win. Instead, under the new qualifying format, all Saturday did was assure Carpenter and the other eight top cars of a top-nine starting spot on Indys traditional 33-car starting grid. Each of the top nine will have one qualifying run Sunday with the fastest claiming the coveted No. 1 starting spot for the May 25 race. The success of Carpenter, Munoz and Castroneves was hardly a surprise. Carpenter, last years pole winner, had one of the fastest cars in practice Thursday and Friday. If he wins the pole again Sunday on the track his stepfather, Tony George, once ran, Carpenter would be the second driver since 1990 to earn consecutive poles at Indy. Castroneves also did it in 2009 and 2010. Munoz, meanwhile, drives for Michael Andretti, whose team has consistently put four or five drivers in the top 10 all week. In 2013, Munoz made his InndyCar debut here and responded by qualifying second, finishing second and walking away as the 500 rookie of the year. http://www.baseballbrewerslockroom.com/jonathan-lucroy-brewers-jersey/. "I was questioning myself, the team, everything before, but as soon as I hit the track I forgot everything," Munoz said. "The car was really fast, and its a shame we wasted that second outing. I think were looking strong, and well see what happens tomorrow." Castroneves owns three 500 wins and three pole wins at Indy -- all for team owner Roger Penske. But there was plenty of intrigue, too. Kurt Busch, the fourth driver to attempt "the double" by racing in Indy and Charlotte on the same day, May 25, nearly made it into the pole shootout, too. He was bumped with 39 minutes left in qualifying when 2000 Indy winner Juan Pablo Montoya surpassed Buschs speed of 229.960. Busch could have bumped his way back into the fast nine had he not already left for NASCARs All-Star race in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was scheduled to be back in Indy for Day 2 when the top 30 starting spots will be determined. Two other Andretti drivers, Hinchcliffe and Marco Andretti, overcame unusual circumstances to reach the shootout. Hinchcliffe was fourth (230.407) despite spending most of this week recovering from a concussion. Andretti actually withdrew his original qualifying time to move into a shorter line, then waved off on another attempt before making it back to No. 6. Frances Simon Pagenaud, who won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis last weekend, was seventh. Carpenters teammate, JR Hildebrand, and Sarah Fishers driver, Josef Newgarden, also made the shootout, though Chip Ganassis four drivers were shut out. "I think we need to find a little more speed," Charlie Kimball said. "As a team, the fact that we arent in the top nine would prove that. We all work toward that goal, having four of our cars in the top nine. It was a lofty goal, but that was the expectation within the team." This time, theyll all be watching Carpenter and the rest of the gang. "We came in with a good car and a good package from last year," Carpenter said. "Like I said, with the second car here, weve been able to try some more things than what we did last year." Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 
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