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Sims Had Chance To Run Tide Offense

Junior quarterback Blake Sims has been in Tuscaloosa four years, but Saturday's 45-3 win over Georgia State marked a first for the Alabama backup signal caller. As Coach Nick Saban pointed out in his post-game remarks, the contest was the first in which Sims was allowed to "run the whole offense. Not just a bunch of zone reads."

Blake Sims made the most of the chance by finishing 14-of-18 passing for 130 yards and one touchdown, while adding another ten yards on a pair of scrambles. He did so after relieving A.J. McCarron, who had a blistering 15-16, 166 yard, 4 score day for Alabama. "It felt good," Sims said. "I'm very blessed that the coaches gave me the opportunity to get out there. The offensive line did a good job...

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