AJ McCarron throws for 291 yards and four touchdowns
Two division champions to meet in the Georgia Dome
The Alabama defense held WCU to 163 total yards while earning its third shutout of the season. Meanwhile, the Tide offense amassed 460 total yards while rushing for an even 300 yards and passing for 160.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Has played in nine games, mostly as backup quarterback ... has run the ball 30 times for 187 yards and two touchdowns ... is 5-for-10 passing for 77 yards. Arkansas: Rushed twice for 25 yards and scored first career touchdown ... completed 9-yard pass. Florida Atlantic: Rushed six times for two yards and completed a pass for 35. Missouri: Rushed for 36 yards on one carry. Tennessee: Ran four times for 10 yards. Mississippi State: Rushed three times from the wildcat for 19 yards. Western Carolina: Ran the ball eight times for 70 yards, with a 5-yard touchdown ... 2-for-6 passing for 27 yards. Auburn: Ran the ball six times for 25 yards.
2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Sims settled into his role at running back for the Crimson Tide in 2011 ... saw action in five games and rushed the ball 22 times for 107 yards ... ran for six first downs and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Kent State: Saw his first career action and carried the ball six times for 16 yards. North Texas: Broke free with a 15-yard burst against UNT ... rushed three times for 13 yards. Vanderbilt: Carried the ball eight times for four yards ... caught two passes for 18 yards. Mississippi: Carried the ball five times for 74 yards with a long run of 45 yards.
2010 (REDSHIRT): He redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Blake Sims was an explosive athlete out of the state of Georgia where he twice earned AAA All-State honors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Associated Press in 2009 ... the four-star prospect played quarterback for head coach Bruce Miller's state runner-up squad in 2009 ... the No. 33 athlete nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 63 athlete by ESPNU ... rated eighth in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's 2010 Top 50 prospects in Georgia ... No. 111 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... ranked as the No. 43 player in Georgia by SuperPrep Magazine ... a PrepStar All-American at quarterback ... completed 150-of-254 pass attempts as a senior for 2,288 yards ... threw for 28 touchdowns while carring the ball 115 times for 863 yards (7.5 per carry) and 13 rushing touchdowns ... totaled 3,736 all-purpose yards and 49 total touchdowns ... threw for 2,785 yards as a junior in 2008 while rushing for 822 yards and 15 scores ... chose Alabama over Tennessee, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan and Mississippi.