Alabama 14, Virginia Tech 0--End of 1st quarter
Virginia Tech got the ball to start the game and a lackluster three-and-out forced a punt fro AJ Hughes. Hughes booted a decent punt, but Christion Jones returned it 72 yards for a touchdown, putting Alabama up 7-0 before AJ McCarron even took the field. The Hokies moved the ball for a first down on the next possession, but had to punt again. The defense's first outing ended with a solid tackle-for-loss by Jack Tyler on 3 and 1 to force an Alabama punt.
Alabama's T.J. Yeldon from three yards out after a 5-minute 49 yard drive to put Alabama up with 1:48 to play in the first quarter. After the ensuing kickoff, Trey Edmunds took the ball 77 yards from scrimmage for a touchdown to cut the lead in half.
13:21--Ala.--Christion Jones, 72 yds (punt return)
1:53--Ala.--T.J. Yeldon, 3 yds (run)
1:37--Virginia Tech--Trey Edmunds, 77 yds (run)
|Passing Leaders||Logan Thomas--2/7, 34 yds, 0/0||AJ McCarron--5/8, 55 yds, 0/0|
|Rushing Leaders||Trey Edmunds--3, 83 yds, TD||TJ Yeldon--8, 24, TD|
|3rd down conversion||1-4||3-5|