Alabama coach Nick Saban watches from the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. Alabama won 33-23. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Previewing the Florida at Alabama match-up

It’s Alabama’s SEC opener and a chance to make its biggest statement after wins over West Virginia, Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss. Flor…

Saban

Nick Saban’s weekly press conference

University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban takes the podium to talk the start of SEC play as his Crimson Tide prepare to face the Florida G…

Blake Sims

Blake Sims talks FAU win

Sims passed for 214 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a third in his second straight start, all in the first three quarters. He was 11-o…

Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (17) scores a touchdown in front of Florida Atlantic defensive back Anthony Hamilton (36) in the first half of an NCAA college football game  Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Sims and Coker lead Alabama past FAU 41-0 in game called early due to lightning

Alabama’s home opener was called due to lightning in the area, but not before Blake Sims threw for 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw fo…

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) scores a touchdown in the first half against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PHOTOS: Alabama vs. FAU

Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead No. 2 Alabama to a 41-0 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday in a gam…