Six Seconds Of Hell Leads Alabama To Victory Over Virginia Tech

Posted by Douglas Webb on September-6-2009 Add Comments

For the first three quarters of the Chick-Fil-A Kick Off Classic in Atlanta's Georgia Dome, the Crimson Tide dominated every stat imaginable except the one that mattered.

Trailing 17-16 at the start of the fourth quarter to a well-coached Virginia Tech team, the Crimson Tide faced a critical 3rd-and-1 at their own 38 yard line. With everyone in attendance expecting a Tide run, Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain instead went to a play action pass with Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy throwing to Julio Jones on a crossing pattern.

The normally reliable star receiver dropped the McElroy pass, forcing an Alabama punt.

After picking up a first down, the Hokies faced a 3rd-and-1 from their own 37 yard line. Freshma...

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