LIVE VIDEO: Morning News    Watch
 

Christion Jones leads No. 1 Bama past VaTech 35-10

1:05 PM, Sep 1, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban (right) shakes hands with Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer after the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at the Georgia Dome. Alabama won 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

ATLANTA (AP) -- Christion Jones became the first Alabama player since at least the 1940s to have two returns for touchdowns, Vinnie Sunseri brought back an interception for another TD, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish offensive performance to beat Virginia Tech 35-10 on Saturday.

PHOTOS | The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic 

Jones scored on a 72-yard punt return less than 2 minutes into the game, then scooted loose on a kickoff for a 94-yard touchdown that led the Crimson Tide (1-0) to a win that could've been much tougher to start its quest for an unprecedented third straight national title.

For good measure, the junior receiver also hauled in a 38-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to blow it open against the Hokies (0-1), who largely shut down AJ McCarron and Alabama's highly touted offense.

Most Watched Videos