The Volunteers moved to Alabama territory at the 24-yard line. Collins intercepted the second quarter sideline pass of Tennessee junior quarterback Justin Worley at the 11-yard line. An escort of blockers led by Tide defensive end Jeff Pagan cleared the path for the 89-yard interception return, fifth longest in school history. The first pick for the sophomore resulted in the 34th non-offensive touchdown in the Nick Saban era and increased the lead to 35-0 with only 12 seconds remaining before halftime.
Collins addressed that scenario and much more after the big win.