No. 3 Alabama still seeking to match home dominance when it leaves Bryant-Denny Stadium

Alabama is a team with two different personalities.

At home, the third-ranked Crimson Tide is as dominant as ever. On the road, Alabama's a bit more vulnerable.

That pattern nearly ended Saturday when Alabama grabbed a 27-0 lead at Tennessee. Then Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) became too comfortable and allowed Tennessee (3-5, 0-4) to make a game of it before the Tide closed out a 34-20 victory.

Alabama has won its four home games by an average margin of 40.3 points. Alabama is 3-1 away from Bryant-Denny Stadium - including a 33-23 neutral-site victory over West Virginia in Atlanta. And one of its road victories was a one-point decision over Arkansas.

Alabama visits No. 16 LSU on Nov. 8 after taking this week off.