Alabama pretty much dominated statistically the first half against Tennessee _ but also got help along the way from two big penalties.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide rode two fourth-down touchdown runs by Bo Scarbrough and an 11-yarder by Damien Harris to a 21-0 halftime lead.
Alabama produced 252 yards and allowed 66 against the Volunteers, who haven't scored a touchdown in 12 quarters.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) October 21, 2017
Two personal foul penalties for hands in the face against Tennessee defensive end Jonathan Kongbo helped set up TDs.
First he was flagged trying to get by left tackle Jonah Williams on a 34-yard pass to tight end Irv Smith, who fumbled it out of the end zone. Instead of a touchback, the penalty gave Alabama the ball at the 1.
It happened again on an incomplete pass to help set up Harris's touchdown with 1:18 left in the half.
Tennessee also had a weird play earlier, a busted flea flicker where none of the receivers ran down the field.
The Vols tried to run a flea flicker, but the receivers never went out. pic.twitter.com/D8pw5i6xwS
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 21, 2017