The Alabama Crimson Tide kicked off their 2013 season against an opponent from an AQ conference yet again this year. Virginia Tech was their adversary and the Georgia Dome was the scheme. In what was expected to be an offensive explosion from a Crimson Tide offense loaded with skill players, it turned out to be the Christian Jones showcase. Jones scored 3 touchdowns in total (one receiving, one punt return, and one kickoff return). The defense also put points on the board care of a Vinnie Sunseri pick six in the second quarter. Still the Crimson Tide offense line struggled for much of the game showing that the offense still has some work to do on their offensive line after they lost 3 players from the line to the most recent NFL draft.