College Football

Tua hurts ankle as No. 1 Alabama wins

(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama leaned on the old formula once quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with an ankle injury: big defensive plays and running the ball.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide turned to the defense and tailback Najee Harris once the high-flying passing game was grounded, pulling out a 35-13 victory over Tennessee on Saturday night.

The Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) faced its first test of the season without last season's Heisman Trophy runner-up against the five-touchdown underdogs. Both starting quarterbacks left the game before halftime, and the Volunteers (2-5, 1-3) put up a fight much of the way.

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3 LSU (6-0)
4 Ohio State (7-0)
5 Oklahoma (6-0)
6 Wisconsin (6-0)
7 Penn State (6-0)
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