No. 4 Alabama downs Tennessee in Kiffin’s return to Knoxville

Knoxville, TN ( – Amari Cooper set a new Alabama single-game
record for receiving yards with 224, and the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide rolled
past the Tennessee Volunteers, 34-20, on Saturday.

Cooper had two touchdowns on nine catches for the Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 SEC),
who have won eight straight against Tennessee. Alabama’s previous single-game
receiving mark of 221 yards by Julio Jones came in 2010 at Tennessee

Blake Sims completed 14-of-24 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns for the
Crimson Tide, who have won three in a row. He also carried the ball six times
for 42 yards and a score.

Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon also scored on the ground for the victors.

Saturday’s game marked the return of Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin
to Knoxville. Kiffin guided the Vols to a 7-6 mark in 2009 before he bolted
for Southern California in contentious fashion that caused rioting on the
Tennessee campus.

Joshua Dobbs connected on 19-of-32 passes for 192 yards, two touchdowns and an
interception for the Volunteers (3-5, 0-4), who have dropped two straight. He
also rushed for 75 yards on 19 carries.