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    Jones' Big Day Leads Alabama Past Virginia Tech


    By Tim Letcher
    SEC Digital Network

    Christion Jones returned two kicks for touchdowns as the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide cruised past Virginia Tech 35-10 on Saturday in Atlanta.

    Less than two minutes into the game, Jones returned a punt 72 yards for a score. In the second quarter, Jones returned a kickoff 94 yards for another touchdown.

    Jones also caught a touchdown pass in the game, a 38-yard strike from A.J. McCarron in the third quarter that provided the final margin.

    Alabama's defense gave up only 212 total yards to Virginia Tech, including only 59 yards passing

    Statistical Leaders


    Passing - A.J. McCarron, 10-24, 110 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
    Rushing - T.J. Yeldon, 17 carries, 75 yards, 1 TD
    Receiving - Christion Jones, 2 receptions, 47 yards, 1 TD

    Virginia Tech

    Passing - Logan Thomas, 5-26, 59 yards, 1 INT
    Rushing - Trey Edmunds, 20 carries, 132 yards, 1 TD
    Receiving - D.J. Coles, 1 reception, 34 yards

    Quick Notes:

    • Jones became the first Alabama player since at least 1944 to score two touchdowns in a game on returns
    • Alabama scored at least three non-offensive touchdowns for the first time since 1995
    • 77 of Virginia Tech's 212 total yards came on Trey Edmunds' touchdown run in the first quarter