Crimson Tide QB Blake Sims did not even need to play the entire game as the Crimson Tide gave QB Jacob Coker the majority of pass attempts against Florida Atlantic.
In an outcome that should have only surprised people that bet against Alabama covering a 40 point spread, the Crimson Tide rolled against Florida Atlantic, 41-0.
As Alabama head coach Nick Saban indicated would be the case this season, he split up the passing reps between Blake Sims and Jake Coker this week. Sims started the game and had 3 TDs in the first quarter, finishing the game 11 of 13 for 214 yards and two passing TDs – he had as many incompletions as TDs. Coker, who entered the game in the 2nd quarter, went 15 of 24 for 202 yards and added a TD of his own.
The Alabama running game was unstoppable – 7 different players had over 4.5 yards/carry and the team on the whole had 6.2 yards/carry. In total, the team rushed for 204 yards and recorded 620 yards of total offense.
The Crimson Tide’s next game will be against Southern Mississippi.