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Stat change gives Sims Alabama total offense mark


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) A statistical correction by Alabama has given quarterback Blake Sims 27 more yards and the school's single-game record for total offense.

Alabama had initially given Sims a 30-yard loss after Florida defensive end Dante Fowler returned his second-quarter fumble 27 yards. It now goes down as minus-3 yards.

That moves Sims from a tie with Scott Hunter for the single-game record of 457 yards total offense set initially against Auburn in 1969. Sims now has 484.

Sims had 445 passing yards and 39 rushing yards in the third-ranked Tide's 42-21 victory. It was the second-best passing day for an Alabama quarterback behind Hunter's 484 in the 1969 game. It also raised Alabama's total offense from 645 yards to 672.

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Either way, it was the most yards Florida has allowed.