TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Blake Sims passed, ran and confidently staked his claim as the leader of No. 3 Alabama's offense.
Sims threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a third in three quarters and emerged as the Crimson Tide's undisputed starting quarterback - for now, at least - in a 52-12 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday night.
"I didn't feel real comfortable with the way the game was going, and it just didn't feel right to make a change," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "Do we want to continue to play both quarterbacks and try to develop both guys? Absolutely.