The Crimson Tide’s three defensive linemen weigh a combined 100 pounds more than the Volunteers’ interior offensive linemen. That’s not good for a Tennessee team that often relies on its run game.
The mismatch in Saturday’s game begins at the center, where two Codys will battle for control. The Vols’ 6-foot-1, 260-pound senior center, Cody Sullins, will be tasked with moving 6-foot-5, 350-pound Tide senior noseguard Terrence Cody.
Alabama (7-0, 4-0) has the most stifling defense in the country, limiting opponents to 226.6 yards per game. That’s largely in part to the Crimson Tide’s ability to stop the run. Opposing teams are averaging only 63.3 yards on the ground against Alabama.
Vols must overcome Tide’s Size Advantage at Line