Saturday, October 23, 2010
Poole ends Alabama's streak
By Chris Low
Alabama, after trailing 7-0 early, cruised to an easy 41-10 rout of Tennessee on Saturday night in Neyland Stadium.
But in doing so, the Crimson Tide saw a streak come to an end.
Alabama had gone 41 straight games without allowing a 100-yard rusher, far and away the longest streak in the country, but Tennessee's Tauren Poole ended that streak by rushing for 117 yards, including a 59-yard run that wound up being the Vols' only touchdown.
Prior to Saturday, the last time an opposing player had rushed for 100 yards against Alabama was Ole Miss' BenJarvus Green-Ellis on Oct. 13, 2007 when he rushed for 131 yards.