Continuing a drive begun in the third quarter, Tennessee advanced to the Tide 17-yard line. A holding call against Cory Sullins
stalled the drive, however, then Lincoln had a 43-yard field goal blocked. Tiffin booted a 49-yarder to extend Bama's lead to 12-3 with 6:31 left. A three-and-out by the Vols, followed by a roughing-the-kicker penalty against UT's Chris Donald
, gave Bama a first-and-10 at its 37-yard line with 3:43 to go. Eric Berry stripped Mark Ingram
of the ball, however, and Tennessee recovered at Bama's 43-yard line. Crompton hit Gerald Jones
with an 11-yard touchdown pass eight plays later, whittling the deficit to 12-10 with 1:19 to play. Tennessee's Denarius Moore
recovered a perfectly executed onsides kick, and UT had the ball at its 41-yard line with 1:16 to play. A 13-yard pass to Jones and a 24-yarder to Luke Stocker
got the Vols in position to try a game-winning field goal on the final play but Terrence Cody
blocked Lincoln's 44-yard attempt.