ATLANTA Great teams find creative ways to win. And while Alabamas 35-10 victory over Virginia Tech was not the typical ground-control exhibition that were hallmarks of the Crimson Tides last three national championships, Alabama did score two offensive touchdowns, one defensive touchdown and two touchdowns on special teams.
Three of those scores came from one player, junior receiver and kicking team specialist Christion Jones who provided most of the afternoons highlights. Jones was responsible for both special-teams touchdowns, one with a 72-yard punt return in the first two minutes of the game and the second with a 94-yard kickoff return in the second quarter. Then, in the third quarter, he scored again, catching a 38-yard AJ McCarron touchdown pass to put the Tide up 25.
In addition to being the single most productive player for either team, Jones made history, becoming the first Alabama player ever to score two kick-return touchdowns in a single game.
His first came befor...