Alabama vs.Tennessee

  Date: 10/17/1942  
  Score: 8-0  
  Alabama vs. Tennessee In what was one of the toughest games in the history of this storied rivalry in Crimson Tide managed its 3rd shutout victory of the season in this gritty 8-0 win over the hated Vols. The first half featured many costly turnovers and a series of booming punts that prevented either team from getting onto the scoreboard. The opening kickoff of the second half became the turning point of the game. Alabama kicked off to Tennessee but the return was fumbled and Bama picked it up in the endzone for a safety to take a 2-0 lead. In the fourth quarter the Tide added the insurance touchdown they needed when Bobby Tom Jenkins rushed 38 yards right behind the blocking of Jim McWhorter for the score. The 1942 squad finished the season 8-3 with a win in the Orange Bowl for Coach Thomas.