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SEPTEMBER 5
January 13, 2010
at Atlanta
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January 13, 2010

September 5

at Atlanta

VIRGINIA TECH 24

ALABAMA 34

GAME 1

The Greg McElroy era got off to a shaky start against the Hokies: 6 of 18 and a costly pick in the first half. But after getting advice from former 'Bama star Shaun Alexander at halftime, McElroy went 9 for 12 and threw the decisive touchdown to Mark Ingram with 6:35 left in the game.

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