No. 5 Alabama Overcomes Mistakes To Beat No. 7 Virginia Tech

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ATLANTA (AP) - No. 5 Alabama overcame a 98-yard kickoff return, two costly turnovers and several silly penalties, finally wearing down No. 7 Virginia Tech in the final quarter for a 34-24 victory Saturday night.

It was another rousing start of a season at the Georgia Dome for the Crimson Tide, which began a national title run here last season by thumping Clemson.

Mark Ingram rushed for 150 yards and finished off Virginia Tech with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Greg McElroy threw for 230 yards in his debut as Alabama's starting quarterback, taking quite a beating but standing tall at the end.

Alabama held a staggering 498-155 edge in total yards, but this one wasn't decided until the final quarter.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 57579162 - kolotv.com/a?a=57579162