Derrick Henry and Alabama dominated only the last few minutes, when their national championship hopes were hanging by a thread.
It was just enough. Henry scored on a 14-yard run with 2:24 left and the eighth-ranked Crimson Tide held on for a 19-14 victory over Tennessee on Saturday with an overpowering finish in a game that was precariously close.
Henry was barely touched on his second touchdown of the game, though the two-point pass from Jake Coker failed. Then it was the defense's turn.
Alabama (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) recorded two straight sacks and Ryan Anderson knocked the ball loose from Joshua Dobbs to preserve the win.
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