The Tennessee-Alabama game 50 years ago today at Legion Field was exceptionally memorable as the Vols, rated No. 7 (AP) took the measure of the No 6-rated Tide by 24-13.
Walter Chadwick scored a TD on the game’s opening drive, threw a TD pass to Ken DeLong in the third quarter, and Albert Dorsey had three fourth quarter interceptions off Snake Stabler, the final one for the game-clinching score.
It was the Vols’ first victory over Alabama since 1960 and helped propel Tennessee to a final No. 2 national ranking and Orange Bowl berth against Oklahoma.
Those were the days, weren’t they?
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017