(5) Alabama
Crimson Tide
34
Final
24
(7) Virginia Tech
Hokies
1234T
(5) Alabama (1-0) 9701834
(7) Virginia Tech (0-1) 7100724
  • September 5, 2009
    Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Kickoff time: 8:10 PM
  • End of Game: 11:48 PM
  • Total elapsed time: 3:38
  • Temperature: 72 deg
  • Wind: N/A
  • Weather: Indoors
  • Attendance: 74,954
  • Referee: M.Austin
  • Umpire: W.Hackett Jr.
  • Linesman: G.Morris III
  • Line judge: M.Haddock
  • Back judge: S.Patrick
  • Field judge: G.Thomas
  • Side judge: R.A.Potts

Scoring Summary

First QuarterUAVT
FG09:56Leigh Tiffin 49 yd Field GoalDrive: 6 plays, 26 yds, 3:1030
FG06:47Leigh Tiffin 34 yd Field GoalDrive: 7 plays, 30 yds, 1:5960
TD06:35Dyrell Roberts 98 yd Kickoff Return (Matt Waldron Kick)67
FG03:05Leigh Tiffin 32 yd Field GoalDrive: 4 plays, 2 yds, 0:3997
Second QuarterUAVT
FG08:39Matt Waldron 28 yd Field GoalDrive: 4 plays, 3 yds, 2:00910
TD03:09Roy Upchurch 19 yd Rush (Leigh Tiffin Kick)Drive: 11 plays, 76 yds, 5:241610
TD01:02Ryan Williams 1 yd Rush (Matt Waldron Kick)Drive: 7 plays, 51 yds, 2:011617
Fourth QuarterUAVT
TD12:23Mark Ingram 6 yd Rush (Colin Peek Pass)Drive: 2 plays, 54 yds, 0:372417
FG10:29Leigh Tiffin 20 yd Field GoalDrive: 5 plays, 17 yds, 1:452717
TD09:22Ryan Williams 32 yd Rush (Matt Waldron Kick)Drive: 2 plays, 37 yds, 1:002724
TD06:35Mark Ingram 18 yd Pass From Greg McElroy (Leigh Tiffin Kick)Drive: 5 plays, 74 yds, 2:403424

Team Stats

UA VT
FIRST DOWNS 22 11
  Rushing 9 4
  Passing 11 4
  Penalty 2 3
NET YARDS RUSHING 268 64
  Rushing Attempts 49 31
  Average Per Rush 5.5 2.1
  Rushing Touchdowns 2 2
  Yards Gained Rushing 293 121
  Yards Lost Rushing 25 57
NET YARDS PASSING 230 91
  Completions-Attempts-Int 15-30-1 9-20-0
  Average Per Attempt 7.7 4.6
  Average Per Completion 15.3 10.1
  Passing Touchdowns 1 0
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 498 155
  Total offense plays 79 51
  Average Gain Per Play 6.3 3.0
Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-1 5-2
Penalties: Number-Yards 10-83 6-45
PUNTS-YARDS 5-224 8-365
  Average Yards Per Punt 44.8 45.6
  Net Yards Per Punt 38.6 38.8
  Inside 20 3 2
  50+ Yards 1 1
  Touchbacks 1 1
  Fair catch 1 3
UA VT
KICKOFFS-YARDS 8-517 5-333
  Average Yards Per Kickoff 64.6 66.6
  Net Yards Per Kickoff 34.3 46.8
  Touchbacks 0 0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 3-35-0 2-11-0
  Average Per Return 11.7 5.5
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 5-99-0 8-243-1
  Average Per Return 19.8 30.4
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-6-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-2-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 37:02 22:58
  1st Quarter 08:39 06:21
  2nd Quarter 08:56 06:04
  3rd Quarter 09:40 05:20
  4th Quarter 09:47 05:13
Third-Down Conversions 6 of 17 2 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 6-8 2-2
  Touchdowns 3-8 1-2
  Field Goals 3-4 1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards 5-38 2-5
PAT Kicks 2-2 3-3
Field Goals 4-5 1-1

Individual Stats

Alabama Rushing
Mark Ingram 2615661501395.8
Roy Upchurch 79229013412.9
Greg McElroy 833528093.5
Richardson 310010063.3
Terry Grant 2202021.0
Marquis Maze 101-100-1.0
Julio Jones 101-100-1.0
Team 1010-1000-10.0
Total49293252682395.5
Virginia Tech Rushing
Ryan Williams 13710712325.5
Josh Oglesby 619316072.7
Danny Coale 1505055.0
Team 102-200-2.0
Tyrod Taylor 102652-26016-2.6
Total3112157642322.1
Alabama Passing
Cmp-Att-Int
Greg McElroy 15-30-12301482
Total15-30-12301482
Virginia Tech Passing
Cmp-Att-Int
Tyrod Taylor 9-20-0910435
Total9-20-0910435
Alabama Receiving
Julio Jones 446016
Darius Hanks 355035
Colin Peek 337019
Mark Ingram 335118
Marquis Maze 257048
Total15230148
Virginia Tech Receiving
Jarrett Boykin 319010
Josh Oglesby 214013
Danny Coale 216012
Ryan Williams 242043
Total991043
Alabama Punting
P J. Fitzgerald 522444.85331
Total522444.85331
Virginia Tech Punting
Brent Bowden 836545.65721
Total836545.65721
Alabama All Returns
  Punts Kickoffs Interceptions
Javier Arenas 3351535522000
Terry Grant 00024429000
Total3351559929000
Virginia Tech All Returns
  Punts Kickoffs Interceptions
Antoine Hopkins 000000166
Dyrell Roberts 000419598000
Jayron Hosley 11111000000
Davon Morgan 00034521000
David Wilson 000133000
Ryan Williams 100000000
Total21111824398166
Alabama All Purpose
Mark Ingram 15035000185
Javier Arenas 005535090
Roy Upchurch 90000090
Marquis Maze -15700056
Darius Hanks 05500055
Terry Grant 20440046
Julio Jones -14600045
Colin Peek 03700037
Greg McElroy 28000028
Richardson 10000010
Team -100000-10
Total26823099350632
Virginia Tech All Purpose
Dyrell Roberts 0019500195
Ryan Williams 7142000113
Davon Morgan 00450045
Josh Oglesby 161400030
Danny Coale 51600021
Jarrett Boykin 01900019
Jayron Hosley 00011011
Antoine Hopkins 000066
David Wilson 003003
Team -20000-2
Tyrod Taylor -260000-26
Total6491243116415
Alabama Field Goal Attempts
Leigh Tiffin 109:5649Good
Leigh Tiffin 106:4734Good
Leigh Tiffin 103:0532Good
Leigh Tiffin 200:0236Missed
Leigh Tiffin 410:2920Good
Virginia Tech Field Goal Attempts
Matt Waldron 208:3928Good
Alabama Kickoffs
Leigh Tiffin 85170064.6
Total85170064.6
Virginia Tech Kickoffs
Justin Myer 53330066.6
Total53330066.6
Alabama Fumbles
Team 10
Roy Upchurch 11
Virginia Tech Fumbles
Davon Morgan 21
Ryan Williams 11
Josh Oglesby 10
Tyrod Taylor 10

Drive Summary

Alabama Drive Summary
Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed
Qtr Spot Obtained Spot How Lost Pl-Yds
1UA4213:06PUNTVT3209:56FG6-263:10
1VT4608:46PUNTVT1606:47FG7-301:59
1UA1506:30KOUA4303:44PUNT5-282:46
1VT1603:44FUMBVT1403:05FG4-20:39
2UA2014:03PUNTUA1612:30PUNT3--41:33
2UA1211:32PUNTUA1410:39INT3-20:53
2UA2408:33KOVT0003:09TD11-765:24
2UA2200:56KOVT1800:02FGA6-600:54
3UA2914:54KOUA5010:08PUNT9-214:46
3UA3408:17PUNTVT0904:53FUMB6-573:24
3UA1101:24PUNTUA3814:46PUNT4-271:38
4UA4612:51PUNTVT0012:14TD2-540:37
4VT2012:14FUMBVT0310:29FG5-171:45
4UA2609:15KOVT0006:35TD5-742:40
4UA4605:04PUNTVT3902:52PUNT5-152:12
4VT1902:12DOWNSVT1400:00HALF3-52:12
Quarter Half Total
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd  
Time of possession08:3908:5609:4009:4717:3519:2737:02
Third Down Conversions1/52/43/40/43/93/86/17
Fourth Down Conversions0/00/00/00/00/00/00/0
Virginia Tech Drive Summary
Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed
Qtr Spot Obtained Spot How Lost Pl-Yds
1VT1814:55KOVT2713:06PUNT3-91:49
1VT2109:49KOVT1508:46PUNT3--61:03
1UA0006:35KOUA0006:35TD0-00:00
1VT1600:00PUNTVT1603:44FUMB0-00:00
1VT2503:00KOUA4914:03PUNT8-263:57
2VT4212:30PUNTVT4711:32PUNT3-50:58
2UA1410:39INTUA1108:39FG4-32:00
2VT4903:03KOUA0001:02TD7-512:01
2VT2000:02FGAVT1800:00HALF1--20:02
3VT0410:08PUNTVT0908:17PUNT3-51:51
3VT1104:53FUMBVT4001:24PUNT6-293:29
4VT1814:46PUNTVT2912:51PUNT5-111:55
4VT2112:23KOVT2112:14FUMB0-00:09
4UA3710:22KOUA0009:22TD2-371:00
4VT1906:29KOVT0705:04PUNT3--121:25
4VT2002:52PUNTVT1902:12DOWNS4--10:40
Quarter Half Total
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd  
Time of possession06:2106:0405:2005:1312:2510:3322:58
Third Down Conversions0/22/50/20/32/70/52/12
Fourth Down Conversions0/00/00/00/10/00/10/1

Defense

Alabama Defense
Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds Sack/Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds BrUp Blkd QBH
Eryk Anders 3582.0/3-1-----
Justin Woodall 1670.5/1-------
D. Hightower 2461.0/1----1--
Rolando McClain 4152.0/192.0/19------
Javier Arenas 3251.0/101.0/10------
Marquis Johnson 3-3-----1--
Tyrone King 123--------
Josh Chapman 1231.0/10.5/1------
Rod Woodson 112--------
Marcell Dareus 1121.5/81.5/8------
Mark Barron 112--------
P J. Fitzgerald 1-1--------
B. Deaderick 1-1--------
Courtney Upshaw -11--------
Terrence Cody 1-1--------
Chris Rogers 1-1--11-0----
L. Washington 1-1--------
Richardson 1-1--------
Colin Peek 1-1--------
Kareem Jackson --0-----1--
Brian Selman --0---1-0----
Total2826549.0/435.0/3822-0-3
Virginia Tech Defense
Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds Sack/Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds BrUp Blkd QBH
Jake Johnson 94131.0/3----1--
Barquell Rivers 47111.0/2-------
Stephan Virgil 7293.0/4--1-2----
Cody Grimm 5380.5/0-1--1--
Jason Worilds 2351.0/41.0/4-----5
Antoine Hopkins 1341.0/20.5/1--1-6---
Nekos Brown 224-------3
Alonzo Tweedy 224--------
Dorian Porch 224-----1--
Kam Chancellor 314--------
Rashad Carmichael 123--------
Zach Luckett 112--------
John Graves 112-------5
Cam Martin 112--------
Cordarrow Thompson 2-2--------
Steven Friday -110.5/00.5/0---1-1
Davon Morgan -11-----1--
Matt Reidy -11--------
Eddie Whitley -11--------
Total4338818.0/152.0/511-21-6514

Play-By-Play

1st Quarter
VT Captains: #77 E.Wang, #8 G.Boone, #17 K.Chancellor, #26 C.Grimm
Alabama Captains: #28 J.Arenas, #78 M.Johnson, #25 R.McClain
Alabama wins the toss, defers. VT will receive, attack the west goal.
UA ball on UA30.
Start of 1st quarter, clock 15:00.
Leigh Tiffin kickoff 61 yards to the VT9, Morgan, D return 9 yards to the VT18 (Rod Woodson), fumble by Morgan, D recovered by VT Morgan, D at VT18.
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 15:00.
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 14:55.
1 and 10 at VT18Williams, R rush for 3 yards to the VT21 (Javier Arenas).
2 and 7 at VT21Coale, D rush for 5 yards to the VT26, out-of-bounds (Justin Woodall).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 14:02.
3 and 2 at VT26Taylor, T pass complete to Oglesby, J for 1 yard to the VT27 (Rolando McClain).
4 and 1 at VT27Bowden, B punt 37 yards to the UA36, Javier Arenas return 6 yards to the UA42, out-of-bounds (Grimm, C).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 9 yards, TOP 1:49
ALABAMA drive start at 13:06.
1 and 10 at UA42Mark Ingram rush for 3 yards to the UA45 (Porch, D).
2 and 7 at UA45Greg McElroy pass complete to Julio Jones for 14 yards to the VT41, 1ST DOWN UA, out-of-bounds (Virgil, S).
1 and 10 at VT41Greg McElroy rush for 1 yard to the VT40 (Brown, N).
2 and 9 at VT40Greg McElroy rush for 8 yards to the VT32 (Johnson, J;Rivers, B).
Timeout Alabama, clock 10:43.
3 and 1 at VT32Mark Ingram rush for no gain to the VT32 (Brown, N;Virgil, S).
4 and 1 at VT32Leigh Tiffin field goal attempt from 49 GOOD, clock 09:56.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kickoff 70 yards to the VT0, Roberts, D return 21 yards to the VT21 (Tyrone King;Courtney Upshaw).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 6 plays, 26 yards, TOP 3:10
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 09:49.
1 and 10 at VT21Taylor, T pass incomplete to Younger, K.
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 09:40.
2 and 10 at VT21Taylor, T pass complete to Coale, D for 4 yards to the VT25 (Marquis Johnson).
3 and 6 at VT25Taylor, T sacked for loss of 10 yards to the VT15 (Javier Arenas), PENALTY VT intentional grounding (Taylor, T) 0 yards to the VT15.
4th and 16.
4 and 16 at VT15Bowden, B punt 46 yards to the UA39, Javier Arenas return 15 yards to the VT46 (Luckett, Z).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, -6 yards, TOP 1:03
ALABAMA drive start at 08:46.
1 and 10 at VT46Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Julio Jones.
2 and 10 at VT46Greg McElroy pass complete to Mark Ingram for 2 yards to the VT44 (Johnson, J), PENALTY UA holding (James Carpenter) 10 yards to the UA44, NO PLAY.
2 and 20 at UA44Mark Ingram rush for 4 yards to the UA48 (Johnson, J).
3 and 16 at UA48Greg McElroy pass complete to Darius Hanks for 35 yards to the VT17, 1ST DOWN UA.
1 and 10 at VT17Mark Ingram rush for 1 yard to the VT16 (Worilds, J;Johnson, J).
2 and 9 at VT16Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Marquis Maze.
3 and 9 at VT16Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Julio Jones (Johnson, J).
4 and 9 at VT16Leigh Tiffin field goal attempt from 34 GOOD, clock 06:47.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kickoff 68 yards to the VT2, Roberts, D return 98 yards to the UA0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:35.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Waldron, M kick attempt good.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
DRIVE SUMMARY: 7 plays, 30 yards, TOP 1:59
Myer, J kickoff 70 yards to the UA0, Terry Grant return 15 yards to the UA15 (Luckett, Z;Reidy, M).
ALABAMA drive start at 06:30.
1 and 10 at UA15Julio Jones rush for loss of 1 yard to the UA14 (Virgil, S).
2 and 11 at UA14Greg McElroy rush for 5 yards to the UA19, out-of-bounds (Johnson, J), PENALTY VT personal foul (Johnson, J) 15 yards to the UA34, 1ST DOWN UA.
1st and 10.
1 and 10 at UA34Terry Grant rush for no gain to the UA34 (Thompson, C).
2 and 10 at UA34Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Julio Jones (Porch, D).
3 and 10 at UA34Greg McElroy rush for 9 yards to the UA43 (Chancellor, K;Worilds, J).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 03:55.
4 and 1 at UA43P J. Fitzgerald punt 41 yards to the VT16, Williams, R return 0 yards to the VT16, fumble by Williams, R recovered by UA Brian Selman at VT16.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 5 plays, 28 yards, TOP 2:46
ALABAMA drive start at 03:44.
1 and 10 at VT16Terry Grant rush for 2 yards to the VT14, out-of-bounds (Worilds, J).
2 and 8 at VT14Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Darius Hanks.
3 and 8 at VT14Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Darius Hanks.
4 and 8 at VT14Leigh Tiffin field goal attempt from 32 GOOD, clock 03:05.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kickoff 60 yards to the VT10, Morgan, D return 15 yards to the VT25 (Rod Woodson;Tyrone King).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 2 yards, TOP 0:39
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 03:00.
1 and 10 at VT25Taylor, T pass complete to Coale, D for 12 yards to the VT37, 1ST DOWN VT, out-of-bounds (Javier Arenas;Justin Woodall).
1 and 10 at VT37Williams, R rush for 3 yards to the VT40 (Eryk Anders).
2 and 7 at VT40Oglesby, J rush for 6 yards to the VT46 (Mark Barron).
3 and 1 at VT46Oglesby, J rush for 2 yards to the VT48, 1ST DOWN VT (Terrence Cody).
1 and 10 at VT48Taylor, T pass complete to Oglesby, J for 13 yards to the UA39, 1ST DOWN VT.
1 and 10 at UA39Oglesby, J rush for loss of 2 yards to the UA41 (Justin Woodall;Eryk Anders).
1st Quarter Stats
Time1st DownsConversions
Quarter SummaryScorePossRPXT3rd4thRushingPassingPenalties
Alabama908:3902131-50-011-322-8-0-491-10
Virginia Tech706:2112030-20-07-74-5-0-302-15
2nd Quarter
Start of 2nd quarter, clock 15:00.
2 and 12 at UA41Taylor, T pass incomplete to Wilson, D.
3 and 12 at UA41Taylor, T sacked for loss of 8 yards to the UA49 (Rolando McClain).
4 and 20 at UA49Bowden, B punt 49 yards to the UA0, touchback.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 8 plays, 26 yards, TOP 3:57
ALABAMA drive start at 14:03.
1 and 10 at UA20Mark Ingram rush for 6 yards to the UA26 (Rivers, B).
2 and 4 at UA26Team rush for loss of 10 yards to the UA16, fumble by Team recovered by UA Mark Ingram at UA16.
3 and 14 at UA16Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Marquis Maze.
4 and 14 at UA16P J. Fitzgerald punt 53 yards to the VT31, Hosley, J return 11 yards to the VT42 (P J. Fitzgerald).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, -4 yards, TOP 1:33
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 12:30.
1 and 10 at VT42Taylor, T pass incomplete to Roberts, D.
2 and 10 at VT42Williams, R rush for 5 yards to the VT47 (Josh Chapman).
3 and 5 at VT47Taylor, T pass incomplete to Roberts, D.
4 and 5 at VT47Bowden, B punt 41 yards to the UA12, fair catch by Javier Arenas.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 0:58
ALABAMA drive start at 11:32.
1 and 10 at UA12PENALTY UA false start (Mike Johnson) 5 yards to the UA7.
1 and 15 at UA07Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Julio Jones (Morgan, D).
2 and 15 at UA07Greg McElroy rush for 7 yards to the UA14 (Johnson, J).
3 and 8 at UA14Greg McElroy pass intercepted by Hopkins, A at the UA20, Hopkins, A return 6 yards to the UA14 (Colin Peek).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 0:53
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 10:39.
1 and 10 at UA14Williams, R rush for 3 yards to the UA11 (D. Hightower).
2 and 7 at UA11Williams, R rush for 2 yards to the UA9 (L. Washington).
3 and 5 at UA09Taylor, T sacked for loss of 2 yards to the UA11 (Marcell Dareus;Josh Chapman).
4 and 7 at UA11Waldron, M field goal attempt from 28 GOOD, clock 08:39.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Myer, J kickoff 63 yards to the UA7, Javier Arenas return 17 yards to the UA24 (Tweedy, A;Grimm, C).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 3 yards, TOP 2:00
ALABAMA drive start at 08:33.
1 and 10 at UA24Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Brad Smelley (Grimm, C).
2 and 10 at UA24Greg McElroy pass complete to Marquis Maze for 9 yards to the UA33 (Johnson, J).
3 and 1 at UA33Mark Ingram rush for 4 yards to the UA37, 1ST DOWN UA (Porch, D).
1 and 10 at UA37Mark Ingram rush for 14 yards to the VT49, 1ST DOWN UA (Carmichael, R).
1 and 10 at VT49Mark Ingram rush for 1 yard to the VT48 (Johnson, J;Virgil, S).
2 and 9 at VT48Greg McElroy sacked for loss of 4 yards to the UA48 (Worilds, J).
3 and 13 at UA48Greg McElroy pass complete to Julio Jones for 16 yards to the VT36, 1ST DOWN UA, out-of-bounds.
Previous play is under review.
Ruling on the field is confirmed. 1st down Alabama.
1 and 10 at VT36Mark Ingram rush for 1 yard to the VT35 (Graves, J).
2 and 9 at VT35Greg McElroy pass complete to Julio Jones for 10 yards to the VT25, 1ST DOWN UA (Rivers, B;Grimm, C).
1 and 10 at VT25Mark Ingram rush for 6 yards to the VT19 (Hopkins, A).
2 and 4 at VT19Roy Upchurch rush for 19 yards to the VT0, 1ST DOWN UA, TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:09.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kick attempt good.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kickoff 65 yards to the VT5, Roberts, D return 29 yards to the VT34 (Tyrone King), PENALTY UA personal foul (Tyrone King) 15 yards to the VT49, 1st and 10, VT ball on VT49.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 11 plays, 76 yards, TOP 5:24
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 03:03.
1 and 10 at VT49Taylor, T pass incomplete to Boone, G (D. Hightower).
2 and 10 at VT49Taylor, T pass incomplete to Boyce, X.
3 and 10 at VT49Taylor, T pass incomplete to Boyce, X (Marquis Johnson), PENALTY UA pass interference (Marquis Johnson) 3 yards to the UA48, 1ST DOWN VT, NO PLAY.
1 and 10 at UA48Taylor, T pass complete to Williams, R for 43 yards to the UA5, 1ST DOWN VT (Marquis Johnson).
Timeout Alabama, clock 02:32.
1 and Goal at UA05Taylor, T rush for loss of 14 yards to the UA19, fumble by Taylor, T recovered by VT Taylor, T at UA19, PENALTY UA personal foul (Rolando McClain) 10 yards to the UA9, 1ST DOWN VT, PENALTY UA unsportsmanlike conduct (Rolando McClain) 5 yards to the UA4, 1ST DOWN VT.
1st and 4.
1 and Goal at UA04Williams, R rush for 3 yards to the UA1 (Justin Woodall;Rolando McClain).
2 and Goal at UA01Taylor, T rush for no gain to the UA1 (B. Deaderick).
3 and Goal at UA01Williams, R rush for 1 yard to the UA0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:02.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Waldron, M kick attempt good.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Myer, J kickoff 70 yards to the UA0, Javier Arenas return 22 yards to the UA22 (Grimm, C).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 7 plays, 51 yards, TOP 2:01
ALABAMA drive start at 00:56.
1 and 10 at UA22Roy Upchurch rush for 34 yards to the VT44, 1ST DOWN UA (Grimm, C).
1 and 10 at VT44Greg McElroy pass complete to Colin Peek for 10 yards to the VT34, 1ST DOWN UA (Porch, D;Graves, J).
1 and 10 at VT34Mark Ingram rush for 16 yards to the VT18, 1ST DOWN UA (Martin, C;Brown, N).
1 and 10 at VT18Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Colin Peek.
2 and 10 at VT18Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Julio Jones.
3 and 10 at VT18Leigh Tiffin field goal attempt from 36 MISSED - wide left, spot at VT20, clock 00:02.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 6 plays, 60 yards, TOP 0:54
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 00:02.
1 and 10 at VT20Team rush for loss of 2 yards to the VT18.
End of half, clock 00:00.
2nd Quarter Stats
Time1st DownsConversions
Quarter SummaryScorePossRPXT3rd4thRushingPassingPenalties
Alabama708:5653082-40-012-944-10-1-455-38
Virginia Tech1006:0401342-50-010--121-6-0-430-0
3rd Quarter
Start of 3rd quarter, clock 15:00, VT ball on VT30.
Alabama will receive to start the 3rd qtr, attacking the east goal.
Myer, J kickoff 70 yards to the UA0, Terry Grant return 29 yards to the UA29 (Tweedy, A).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 1 plays, -2 yards, TOP 0:02
ALABAMA drive start at 14:54.
1 and 10 at UA29Greg McElroy pass complete to Mark Ingram for 5 yards to the UA34 (Johnson, J).
2 and 5 at UA34Mark Ingram rush for no gain to the UA34 (Thompson, C).
3 and 5 at UA34Greg McElroy pass complete to Darius Hanks for 7 yards to the UA41, 1ST DOWN UA.
1 and 10 at UA41Mark Ingram rush for no gain to the UA41 (Morgan, D;Rivers, B).
2 and 10 at UA41Greg McElroy rush for 3 yards to the UA44, out-of-bounds.
3 and 7 at UA44Greg McElroy pass complete to Colin Peek for 8 yards to the VT48, 1ST DOWN UA (Rivers, B).
1 and 10 at VT48Marquis Maze rush for loss of 1 yard to the VT49 (Virgil, S).
2 and 11 at VT49Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Darius Hanks (Friday, S).
3 and 11 at VT49Greg McElroy sacked for loss of 1 yard to the 50 yardline (Hopkins, A;Friday, S).
4 and 12 at UA50P J. Fitzgerald punt 47 yards to the VT3, downed.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 9 plays, 21 yards, TOP 4:46
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 10:08.
VT ball on VT4.
1 and 10 at VT04Williams, R rush for 3 yards to the VT7 (Eryk Anders).
2 and 7 at VT07Williams, R rush for 5 yards to the VT12 (D. Hightower;Rolando McClain), PENALTY VT personal foul declined, PENALTY VT holding (DeChristopher) 3 yards to the VT4, NO PLAY.
2 and 10 at VT04Williams, R rush for 5 yards to the VT9 (D. Hightower;Justin Woodall).
3 and 5 at VT09Taylor, T pass incomplete to Boyce, X (Marquis Johnson).
4 and 5 at VT09Bowden, B punt 57 yards to the UA34, downed.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 1:51
ALABAMA drive start at 08:17.
1 and 10 at UA34Mark Ingram rush for loss of 2 yards to the UA32 (Virgil, S).
2 and 12 at UA32Greg McElroy pass complete to Julio Jones for 6 yards to the UA38, out-of-bounds (Virgil, S).
3 and 6 at UA38Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Julio Jones, PENALTY VT pass interference (Chancellor, K) 12 yards to the 50 yardline, 1ST DOWN UA, NO PLAY.
1 and 10 at UA50Roy Upchurch rush for loss of 2 yards to the UA48 (Rivers, B).
2 and 12 at UA48Roy Upchurch rush for 2 yards to the 50 yardline (Johnson, J).
3 and 10 at UA50Greg McElroy pass complete to Darius Hanks for 13 yards to the VT37, 1ST DOWN UA.
1 and 10 at VT37PENALTY UA false start (Barrett Jones) 5 yards to the VT42.
1 and 15 at VT42Roy Upchurch rush for 33 yards to the VT9, fumble forced by Grimm, C, fumble by Roy Upchurch recovered by VT Virgil, S at VT9, Virgil, S for 2 yards to the VT11.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 6 plays, 57 yards, TOP 3:24
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 04:53, VT ball on VT11.
1 and 10 at VT11Taylor, T rush for 16 yards to the VT27, 1ST DOWN VT, out-of-bounds.
1 and 10 at VT27Oglesby, J rush for 7 yards to the VT34 (Justin Woodall;Eryk Anders).
2 and 3 at VT34Oglesby, J rush for 4 yards to the VT38, 1ST DOWN VT (Javier Arenas;D. Hightower).
1 and 10 at VT38Oglesby, J rush for loss of 1 yard to the VT37, fumble forced by Eryk Anders, fumble by Oglesby, J recovered by VT Oglesby, J at VT37 (Eryk Anders;Josh Chapman).
2 and 11 at VT37Taylor, T pass complete to Williams, R for loss of 1 yard to the VT36 (D. Hightower).
3 and 12 at VT36Taylor, T pass complete to Boykin, J for 4 yards to the VT40 (D. Hightower;Justin Woodall).
4 and 8 at VT40Bowden, B punt 49 yards to the UA11, fair catch by Javier Arenas.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 6 plays, 29 yards, TOP 3:29
ALABAMA drive start at 01:24.
1 and 10 at UA11Mark Ingram rush for 18 yards to the UA29, 1ST DOWN UA (Grimm, C).
1 and 10 at UA29Mark Ingram rush for loss of 3 yards to the UA26 (Johnson, J).
2 and 13 at UA26Greg McElroy pass complete to Mark Ingram for 12 yards to the UA38 (Johnson, J).
3rd Quarter Stats
Time1st DownsConversions
Quarter SummaryScorePossRPXT3rd4thRushingPassingPenalties
Alabama009:4013153-40-011-476-7-0-511-5
Virginia Tech005:2020020-20-06-342-3-0-32-15
4th Quarter
Start of 4th quarter, clock 15:00.
3 and 1 at UA38Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Julio Jones, dropped pass.
4 and 1 at UA38P J. Fitzgerald punt 44 yards to the VT18, fair catch by Hosley, J.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 27 yards, TOP 1:38
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 14:46.
1 and 10 at VT18Taylor, T pass complete to Boykin, J for 10 yards to the VT28, 1ST DOWN VT (Javier Arenas).
1 and 10 at VT28Williams, R rush for 8 yards to the VT36 (Eryk Anders;Mark Barron).
2 and 2 at VT36Williams, R rush for 1 yard to the VT37 (Marquis Johnson).
Timeout Alabama, clock 13:24.
3 and 1 at VT37Williams, R rush for 2 yards to the VT39 (Eryk Anders;D. Hightower), PENALTY VT holding (Nosal, G) 10 yards to the VT29.
3rd and 9.
3 and 9 at VT29Taylor, T pass incomplete to Boykin, J.
4 and 9 at VT29Bowden, B punt 39 yards to the UA32, Javier Arenas return 14 yards to the UA46 (Tweedy, A).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 5 plays, 11 yards, TOP 1:55
ALABAMA drive start at 12:51.
1 and 10 at UA46Greg McElroy pass complete to Marquis Maze for 48 yards to the VT6, 1ST DOWN UA.
1 and Goal at VT06Mark Ingram rush for 6 yards to the VT0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 12:23.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Greg McElroy pass attempt to Colin Peek good.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kickoff 70 yards to the VT0, Morgan, D return 21 yards to the VT21, fumble forced by Chris Rogers, fumble by Morgan, D recovered by UA Chris Rogers at VT21.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 2 plays, 54 yards, TOP 0:37
ALABAMA drive start at 12:14.
UA ball on VT20.
1 and 10 at VT20Mark Ingram rush for 16 yards to the VT4, 1ST DOWN UA (Rivers, B;Carmichael, R).
1 and Goal at VT04Mark Ingram rush for 1 yard to the VT3 (Brown, N).
2 and Goal at VT03Mark Ingram rush for no gain to the VT3 (Rivers, B).
Timeout Alabama, clock 10:35.
3 and Goal at VT03Greg McElroy pass incomplete to Colin Peek.
4 and Goal at VT03Leigh Tiffin field goal attempt from 20 GOOD, clock 10:29.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kickoff 69 yards to the VT1, Roberts, D return 47 yards to the VT48, out-of-bounds, PENALTY UA personal foul (Chris Jordan) 15 yards to the UA37, 1st and 10, VT ball on UA37.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 5 plays, 17 yards, TOP 1:45
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 10:22.
1 and 10 at UA37Taylor, T pass complete to Boykin, J for 5 yards to the UA32 (Rolando McClain).
2 and 5 at UA32Williams, R rush for 32 yards to the UA0, 1ST DOWN VT, TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:22.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Previous play is under review.
Review shows the runner crossed the plane of the goalline. Touchdown.
Waldron, M kick attempt good.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Myer, J kickoff 60 yards to the UA10, Javier Arenas return 16 yards to the UA26 (Whitley, E;Tweedy, A).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 2 plays, 37 yards, TOP 1:00
ALABAMA drive start at 09:15.
1 and 10 at UA26Mark Ingram rush for 39 yards to the VT35, 1ST DOWN UA (Chancellor, K).
1 and 10 at VT35Terry Grant rush for 2 yards to the VT33 (Rivers, B), PENALTY UA holding (James Carpenter) 10 yards to the VT45, NO PLAY.
1 and 20 at VT45Mark Ingram rush for 9 yards to the VT36 (Porch, D;Rivers, B).
2 and 11 at VT36Greg McElroy pass complete to Colin Peek for 19 yards to the VT17, 1ST DOWN UA (Chancellor, K).
1 and 10 at VT17Mark Ingram rush for loss of 1 yard to the VT18 (Hopkins, A;Grimm, C).
2 and 11 at VT18Greg McElroy pass complete to Mark Ingram for 18 yards to the VT0, 1ST DOWN UA, TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:35.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kick attempt good.
Alabama: - Virginia Tech:
Leigh Tiffin kickoff 54 yards to the VT16, Wilson, D return 3 yards to the VT19 (Richardson).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 5 plays, 74 yards, TOP 2:40
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 06:29.
1 and 10 at VT19PENALTY VT false start (Nosal, G) 5 yards to the VT14.
1 and 15 at VT14Taylor, T pass incomplete to Roberts, D.
2 and 15 at VT14Taylor, T rush for 4 yards to the VT18, out-of-bounds.
3 and 11 at VT18Taylor, T sacked for loss of 11 yards to the VT7 (Rolando McClain).
4 and 22 at VT07Bowden, B punt 47 yards to the UA46, fair catch by Javier Arenas.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, -12 yards, TOP 1:25
ALABAMA drive start at 05:04.
1 and 10 at UA46Mark Ingram rush for 9 yards to the VT45 (Martin, C).
2 and 1 at VT45Mark Ingram rush for 2 yards to the VT43, 1ST DOWN UA (Chancellor, K).
1 and 10 at VT43Mark Ingram rush for no gain to the VT43 (Rivers, B;Worilds, J).
2 and 10 at VT43Roy Upchurch rush for 2 yards to the VT41 (Johnson, J;Rivers, B).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 03:06.
3 and 8 at VT41Roy Upchurch rush for 2 yards to the VT39 (Virgil, S).
Timeout Virginia Tech, clock 02:59.
4 and 6 at VT39P J. Fitzgerald punt 39 yards to the VT0, touchback.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 5 plays, 15 yards, TOP 2:12
VIRGINIA TECH drive start at 02:52.
1 and 10 at VT20Taylor, T rush for 6 yards to the VT26, out-of-bounds.
2 and 4 at VT26Taylor, T pass incomplete.
3 and 4 at VT26Taylor, T pass incomplete to Roberts, D (Kareem Jackson).
4 and 4 at VT26Taylor, T sacked for loss of 7 yards to the VT19 (Marcell Dareus).
DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, -1 yards, TOP 0:40
ALABAMA drive start at 02:12.
1 and 10 at VT19PENALTY UA delay of game 5 yards to the VT24.
1 and 15 at VT24Richardson rush for 6 yards to the VT18 (Hopkins, A;Carmichael, R).
2 and 9 at VT18Richardson rush for 3 yards to the VT15 (Johnson, J).
3 and 6 at VT15Richardson rush for 1 yard to the VT14 (Virgil, S).
End of game, clock 00:00.
DRIVE SUMMARY: 3 plays, 5 yards, TOP 2:12
4th Quarter Stats
Time1st DownsConversions
Quarter SummaryScorePossRPXT3rd4thRushingPassingPenalties
Alabama1809:4733060-40-015-953-5-0-853-30
Virginia Tech705:1311020-30-18-352-6-0-152-15

Participation

Alabama - Starters
PosNo.Offense
WR4Marquis Maze
WR8Julio Jones
QB12Greg McElroy
HB17Brad Smelley
RB22Mark Ingram
C73William Vlachos
RG75Barrett Jones
LT77James Carpenter
LG78Mike Johnson
RT79Drew Davis
TE84Colin Peek
PosNo.Defense
DE1FL. Washington
RCB3Kareem Jackson
SS4AMark Barron
MLB25Rolando McClain
FS27Justin Woodall
LCB28Javier Arenas
WLB30D. Hightower
JLB32Eryk Anders
DE57Marcell Dareus
NG62Terrence Cody
DL95B. Deaderick

Alabama: 1H-Josh Chapman , 3A-Richardson , 5-Roy Upchurch , 6-Demetrius Goode , 8A-Chris Rogers , 13-Cory Reamer , 15-Darius Hanks , 18-Rod Woodson , 20-Tyrone King , 23-Robby Green , 24-Marquis Johnson , 26-Ali Sharrief , 29-Terry Grant , 36-Chris Jordan , 40-Baron Huber , 41-Courtney Upshaw , 50-Brian Selman , 66-Brian Motley , 68-Taylor Pharr , 80-Mike McCoy , 82-Earl Alexander , 85-Preston Dial , 89-M. Williams , 92-Damion Square , 96-Luther Davis , 97-P J. Fitzgerald , 99-Leigh Tiffin .

Virginia Tech - Starters
PosNo.Offense
QB5Tyrod Taylor
TE8Greg Boone
WR11Dyrell Roberts
WR19Danny Coale
WR29Xavier Boyce
TB34Ryan Williams
C60Beau Warren
OT62Blake DeChristopher
OG68Jaymes Brooks
OG70Sergio Render
OT77Ed Wang
PosNo.Defense
DE6Jason Worilds
FS17Kam Chancellor
CB21Rashad Carmichael
CB22Stephan Virgil
ROV24Dorian Porch
LB26Cody Grimm
LB36Jake Johnson
DE47Nekos Brown
LB52Barquell Rivers
DT91John Graves
DT95Cordarrow Thompson

Virginia Tech: 2-Davon Morgan , 4-David Wilson , 7-Marcus Davis , 9-Cris Hill , 15-Eddie Whitley , 18-Sam Wheeler , 20-Jayron Hosley , 23-Matt Reidy , 25-Josh Oglesby , 28-Alonzo Tweedy , 31-Kenny Younger , 33-Chris Drager , 38-Quillie Odom , 41-Cam Martin , 44-Zach Luckett , 48-Justin Myer , 49-Matt Waldron , 50-Collin Carroll , 56-Demetrius Taylor , 75-Greg Nosal , 81-Jarrett Boykin , 82-Steven Friday , 85-Rob Stanton , 88-Andre Smith , 90-D.J. Coles , 94-Mark Muncey , 97-Brent Bowden , 98-Antoine Hopkins .