Week 1 S1 Alabama came out strong in the first game of the year against #10 Virginia Tech, and got the win 38-35. It was a back and forth battle, and the fact that Bama put the ball on the ground about 5 times did not help. McElroy had a good game, throwing for 233 yards, 3 TDs, but 2 INTs. Sophomore's Mark Ingram and Julio Jones both accounted for 2 TDs on the day, and almost 100 yards rushing/recieving. Star Jackson turned some heads when he got in at back up QB. He was 3 of 4 for 45, and a 24 yard run where he was just running away from the defense.