Keller Chryst filled in admirably at quarterback during the second quarter and Kyle Phillips returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown, but those flashes of brilliance proved to be few and far between in Tennessee's 58-21 loss to Alabama Saturday.
The No. 1 Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) scored the most amount of points an Alabama team has put up against the Vols (3-4, 1-3 SEC) in the teams' century-old rivalry. The previous record was 56, set in 1986.
Alabama put on a ton of steam in the first quarter, scoring a touchdown on its first drive (as the team has done all season), then forcing a fumble on Jarrett Guarantano and capitalizing for a touchdown on the ensuing drive. The Tide led 28-0 after the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Guarantano took a high hit near the grill of his helmet and left the game with an injured collarbone. Keller Chryst then filled, finishing the half 5-of-7 with 119 yards and two touchdowns.
A Tennessee fan also appeared to throw ice and part of his beverage at Alabama head coach Nick Saban as he was walking towards the locker room at halftime.
Caught this at the end of the half. As Nick Saban goes into the tunnel, a Tennessee fan threw what appeared to be a cup full of ice in Saban's direction. Shortly after, a sheriff entered the stands and looked to have escorted the fan out of Neyland Stadium. pic.twitter.com/A8lZsyNLZl— Rocco DiSangro (@RoccoDiSangro) October 20, 2018
The fan's actions drew the ire of Alabama and Tennessee fans alike on social media.