Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 02: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team onto the field to face the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Alabama’s quest to becoming the first three-peat starts on Saturday against Virginia Tech. It is no surprise that the Nick Saban led Crimson Tide enters the season as No. 1 in both the USA Today Coaches and AP poll but Saban has been quick to remind everyone that the focus for a historic third straight National Title begins with Virginia Tech. Alabama and Virginia Tech will play each other in the Georgia Dome at 5:30 pm ET on Saturday (August 31) with coverage airing on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Crimson Tide enters the game as a massive 20 point favorite against Frank Beamer’s banged up Hokies. The over/under for this game is set at 45.5 total points. Most analysts believe that the more experienced and talented Alabama will give Virginia Tech a heaping taste of it’s ground game. Does Virginia Tech have any means of stopping Alabama from covering the nearly three touchdown spread? Or is it Roll Tide onward to a Sept. 14 match-up against Texas A&M?
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