Tennessee will have one of its top offensive weapons back for the Third Saturday in October.

Coach Butch Jones told reporters during Wednesday’s SEC teleconference that running back Jalen Hurd, who missed last week’s game vs. Texas A&M with an undisclosed injury, is “back to full strength” and is expected to be “full go” for Saturday’s contest against No. 1 Alabama in Knoxville.

“Yes he is back, he’s been on the practice field and is back to full strength,” said Jones. “He will be back (this weekend) and full go.”

In five games this season, Hurd has tallied 101 attempts for 407 yards and two touchdowns, adding seven receptions for 82 yards and two more scores. His presence in the backfield will certainly be welcomed against a Crimson Tide defensive front that allows an FBS-best 69.17 rushing yards (2.22 ypc) per game.

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