KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The University of Tennessee Volunteers will face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday and fans are hoping for a big win against the nation’s number number one ranked team.
“I think we’re going to kill it,” said Douglass Stitt.
It will be an electric atmosphere as the game is sold out. Tennessee versus Alabama first timer Dennis Winters says in order for the Vols to win, they will have to play well in both halves.
“We’re going to have to play four quarters. If Tennessee plays ball like they should, and come out fired up in the first half, then I believe we’ve got a great chance,” said Winters.
Some Alabama fans who are in town say it’s not happening.
“it’s a big game. They’re good but they’re not that good. They’re good but they’re not going to beat ‘Bama,” said Steven Seiler, an Alabama fan.
Seiler says Tennessee’s late game luck won’t happen against his Tide.
“It’ll be a good game up until halftime, maybe the third quarter, but we’ll run away with it at the end,” he said.
Last year’s game was close with the Vols losing 19-14 but some fans say there is an x-factor this year
“The difference is we’re at home this year. Our offensive leaders are seniors this year. I think we get it done at home. We’re going to break that nine year streak. It won’t be a decade of dominance. It doesn’t happen this year,” said Stitt.