Week 9 Game of the week *Ala 56 @ VT 35* Week 9 Game of the Week Alabama (4-4) Blaza AT #7 Virginia Tech (6-1) HoosierJoe This matchup features the last game of the ACC vs SEC matchup challenge for the season. Alabama at a disappointing 4-4 has fallen from the top 25 after starting the season ranked #1 in the polls. The team has gone through coaching controversy throughout the season and now hopes to get things back on track with their new Head Coach Blaza. Coach Blaza has earned his opportunity by leading the USF to a respectable 9-4 record and a finish in the top 25. Heâ€™s done battle with powerhouse teams at teams with less talented teams, now is his chance to Coach some of the best talent in the Nation. Alabama will look to Mark Ingram to continue the Crimson Tide grown domination Alabama Leaders Passing G. McElroy 101 ATT 47 COMP 757 Yards 8 TD 8 INT Rusing M. Ingram 186 ATT 972 Yards AVG 5.2 5 TD 121.5 YPG Receiving J. Jones 28 REC 416 Yards 14.9 AVG 6 TD 52 YPG Tackles- M. Barron 27 Interceptions B. Scott 3 Sacks J. Chapman 5 Virginia Tech comes into this game 6-1 and ranked #7 in the polls. This game is the first of many big games down the stretch as they still have both ACC and National title hopes. If Virginia Tech can win their remaining games and beat FSU in the ACC title game they will almost certainly be playing for a national championship. At QB the senior Tyrod Taylor is having a respectable, but its VT rushing game with Williams and Evans that has lead them to a top 10 ranking. Besides their rushing offense, VT is also coming into the game with the 11th ranked rush defense. Virginia Tech Leaders Passing T. Taylor 147 ATT 78 COMP 1260 Yards 9 TD 5 INT Rushing R. Williams 112 ATT 942 Yards 8.4 AVG 12 TD 134.6 YPG Receiving D. Roberts 14 REC 417 Yards 29.8 AVG 2 TD 69.5 YPG Tackles - B. Rivers 31 Interceptions - R. Carmichael 1 Sacks â€“ S. Friday 8 Both members of the GameDay Crew picked VT to winâ€¦ What say you??