Sims stars as Crimson Tide down Gators

Tuscaloosa, AL ( – Blake Sims threw for career highs of 445
yards and four touchdowns to help third-ranked Alabama overcome a slew of
early mistakes and pull away for a 42-21 win over Florida at Bryant-Denny

Despite committing four turnovers that led to all 21 Florida points, the
Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC) remained undefeated behind magnificent
performances from Sims and wide receiver Amari Cooper.

Sims completed 23-of-33 passes with one interception in his fourth career
start, while Cooper racked up personal bests of 201 yards and three touchdowns
on 10 catches.

Derrick Henry added 111 rushing yards and a touchdown on 20 carries for an
Alabama attack that finished with 645 total yards, the most allowed by Florida
(2-1, 1-1) in program history.

Jeff Driskel threw a touchdown pass to Valdez Showers and ran for another
score, but managed just 93 yards on a 9-of-28 completion rate in the Gators’
sixth loss in their last seven SEC games.