ATLANTA, Georgia- One of the most talked about season opening games finally ended in Atlanta tonight as the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Georgia Dome. Both teams played an impressive game concluding with a final score of 34-24 (def. VT). In the first half of the game Alabama struggled to score touchdowns and substituted it with 4 attempted field goals, only 3 were successful. Making the score for the first quarter 9-7. In the second quarter Virginia Tech fired back with another touchdown and a field goal to boot, ending the first half with Alabama trailing 16-17. In the third quarter Alabama regrouped to score another touchdown producing a score of 21-17 and scored a two-point conversion. The fourth quarter came with back-to-back touchdowns from both the Hokies and the Tide with the final score set at 34-24. Both teams came out with strong defenses. The game overall was a competitive matchup between last year's SEC Championship runner-up and number one recruiting class (Alabama) and the ACC Champions (Virginia Tech). Both have nationally ranked defenses and it's said to believe that Alabama has the number one defense currently. The Crimson Tide proved tonight that even though they have a young team, they are still a major powerhouse in the fight for the BCS National Championship. Both teams showed the fans a good idea of what's to come.
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