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Jayson Swain ranks second on the team in receiving yards and yards per catch. The Crimson Tide leads the all-time series with the Volunteers , dating to Tennessee has won nine of the last 10 meetings, however, including a five-overtime triumph in its last trip to Bryant-Denny Stadium Oct. Fulmer boasts a record versus the Crimson Tide and an unblemished mark in Tuscaloosa. In the Fulmer era present , Tennessee averages The Vols’ roster includes four players from the state of Alabama: With tackles to his credit, Allen was UT’s active career leader.

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Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers advanced one step further in the playoffs behind a bullying defense that returns all 11 starters and its principal reserves. Green Bay has a quarterback who is accurate throwing against a secondary that is really physical but struggles in coverage. Promoted to general manager in January after six years in the 49ers’ personnel department, Trent Baalke hired Jim Harbaugh and continued to draft effectively.

The 49ers went a year ago, their best record since Steve Young was the quarterback in That front seven is the meat of it.

Alabama 11, Tennessee 10 October 15, Senior quarterback Kenny Stabler led Alabama to one of its greatest comebacks with an improbable win in Knoxville.

Jim Harbaugh didn’t need a single souvenir. Hugs all around would do, from his parents, from his players. Here’s the deal, Coach Carroll: Harbaugh is one up at this level. Ginn returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in a minute’s span late in the fourth quarter, and the San Francisco 49ers gave Harbaugh a win over Seattle in his much-hyped debut and renewed coaching rivalry with Carroll. And they had our back. Our players did a heck of a job.

He ran a kickoff back yards moments after the defending NFC West champion Seahawks had closed within It was the second-longest kick return at home and fourth-longest in team history. He then scored on a yard punt return.

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The surging Seahawks try to continue their belated push in Saturday’s divisional bout with the NFC West champion 49ers, who head to CenturyLink Field for this key Week 16 divisional matchup with designs on capturing a coveted postseason bye. A victory over the Seahawks, coupled with a New Orleans loss to fellow contender Atlanta on Monday, would secure the 49ers a spot in the top two. Obtaining that win could be tough to come by, however.

Seattle has experienced a dramatic turnaround over the second half of this campaign, ripping off victories in five of its last six games after a rough start.

Jayson Swain ranks second on the team in receiving yards and yards per catch.

Friday, April 17, 49ers Re-sign Joe Nedney!!! Yesterday, the 49ers made two huge moves: Nedney is a monster on the football field at 6’5″, and he has provided consistent kicking for the Niners ever since that horrible era of the likes of Jose Cortez and Casey Curtis? Botchem the name says it all Joe Nedney is also one of the friendliest players on the team, as Choked On Applesauce has had the pleasure of multiple conversations with the former San Jose State star over the years.

More importantly, he provides the team with spirit, not to mention a bad-ass white guy appearance. He’s also a local:

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Tennessee , SEC trailed in the second quarter and at the half. The Vols also earned their first win in their SEC opener since when they also defeated the Gators to begin the conference schedule. Dobbs completed 16 of 32 passes for yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions and also rushed for 80 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries.

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Through the first two games, he has completed His 24 completions against Middle Tennessee tied for the second-most in his career Georgia , falling just three-shy of the 27 completions he had versus Michigan in the Florida Citrus Bowl. Clausen has completed 50 percent or better of his passes in his last 14 games and 20 of 22 career starts. In fact, he has gone eight consecutive games with a 60 percent completion rate or better, completing a total of of for He trails former Kentucky quarterbacks Tim Couch at He needs just one more TD pass to become one of 18 league quarterbacks with at least 40 scoring strikes.

Only 14 quarterbacks have thrown 50 or more, while just eight have at least Another impressive note is that he ranks third in lowest percentage of interceptions at 2. He is 11th in total offensive yards per game in a career at He needs yards to move past current sideline reporter for the Vol Radio Network, Jeff Francis, for third place on the passing yardage chart. He also needs 83 completions to pass Francis for third on the completions list.

UT’s home scoring streak is 50 contests, while it has scored in straight games away from Neyland Stadium.

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Sport opinion Good Luck: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email And then there were eight. If anyone had forgotten how much fun playoff football can be then Wild Card weekend certainly gave them a nudge.

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AP photo Jerious Norwood’s yard touchdown run with 32 seconds remaining lifted Mississippi State to a upset of the 20th-ranked Gators on Saturday. Norwood rushed for yards on 29 carries and scored twice for the Bulldogs , Southeastern Conference , who had lost five straight since beating Tulane in their first game under Croom. Jeramie Johnson set up Norwood’s game-winner when he intercepted Chris Leak at the Mississippi State 44 with two minutes remaining. After four running plays moved the ball to the 37, Norwood took the handoff around left end, spun past a defender, then ran through another Florida player at the goal line.

Ciatrick Fason rushed for yards on 16 carries and had a yard touchdown run for the Gators , USC , Pac blew the game open by scoring three touchdowns in the third quarter for a lead. Off to their best start since when they won their first 10 games, the Trojans have won 16 straight, 19 in a row at home and 27 of 28 overall. The outcome ensured Washington’s first losing season in 28 years. The Huskies , are off to their worst start since , when they lost seven of eight to begin the season. The Heisman Trophy winner was for for the Sooners , Big Peterson, needing 99 yards to tie Emmitt Smith and Marshall Faulk as the quickest freshmen to gain 1, yards, gained yards on 22 carries – all but 23 coming in the fourth quarter.

Peterson now has 1, yards.

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It drew the largest cheer of the practice. Gibson followed it up with a nice end zone snag on a pass from a rolling-out Brady. Harper got his hands on it, was hit, bobbled it, but regained control before hitting the turf.

RG Mike Iupati , , the 17th pick in , is more advanced than Davis and might soon be an honors candidate.

Seahawks done in by 49ers kick returns Ginn Jr. September 11, , 5: Jim Harbaugh is one up on you at this level. Ginn ran a kickoff back yards moments after the defending NFC West champion Seahawks had closed within It was the second-longest kick return at home and fourth-longest in team history. He then scored on a yard punt return. Alex Smith exhibited the poise and polish Harbaugh believed the No. David Akers kicked four field goals in his first game with San Francisco.

Harbaugh pulled Smith into a seconds-long bearhug after he hustled to the sidelines after his short TD run just before halftime in which he spun into the end zone to put the 49ers up Ginn saved the game with a huge day on special teams. This is the guy who returned kickoffs of and yards for touchdowns in a win for Miami over the New York Jets on Nov. With his parents, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, in the stands to cheer him in the opener, the former NFL QB was as animated as ever — waving his arms, pacing the sidelines and congratulating his players at every chance.

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The defense has emerged as one of the elite units in the NFL and nobody has run on this team in a long time dating back to last season. While the star linebackers get a lot of the credit for the 2nd leading run defense in the league the defensive line deserves a big share of the credit. Isaac Sopoaga and Ray McDonald have done fantastic jobs in their new roles as well Sopoaga being shifted back to nose tackle and McDonald being inserted into the starting lineup after being a backup his entire career has thrived.

Sopoaga replaced veteran Abrayo Franklin and has reinforced the teams decision to keep him over Franklin by giving the line more push up the middle taking up more of the guards attention and allowing the edge rushers more room to operate. McDonald has excelled in the run game also which the big question mark was coming into the season.

Even less gave them a chance when the temperature in the city of brotherly love dipped close to Snow Bowl levels again.

And while I think she should be most admired for her brain and heart — and contrary to the disrespectful, borderline racist blathering of Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner — I appreciate all of her. Getty Images Cal women’s hoops coach Lindsay Gottlieb got bounced in the first round of the playoffs, and my buddy Malibu didn’t even make the postseason. You think that means I can escape my unfortunate lot in life as a fantasy advisor?

Uh, not this week: My year-old son is battling his former youth hoops coach for their Yahoo! Sports guru Brad Evans for the cause. I laid out the situation for Evans: However, standing between him and the championship is Greg Will Lose, which beat him twice during the regular season. Cardinals over Broncos at Bills and wide receiver.

My son can start three of the following five wideouts: Vick goes berserk in Dallas. Mike Jenkins is very iffy to suit up this week. So I think we’re good to go, and now it’s up to me to try to will a victory — which explains the last “ATM” prediction above.

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