College Football Top Performers Week 11: Five Quarterbacks, Three Defenders

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Nov 8, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims (6) throws a pass against the LSU Tigers during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. Alabama defeated LSU 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Sims, Quarterback, Alabama Crimson Tide (Defeated LSU Tigers 20-13 in Overtime)

20 of 45 for 209 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

We don’t care about the fact that Blake Sims completed less than 50 percent of his passes. We also don’t care that this game was a defensive struggle that Alabama had to fight to pull out.

Sims officially has one of the best clutch genes of anybody in college football right now. After Yeldon fumbled and LSU took a 13-10 lead, for him to go 4 for 6 on the last drive for 50 yards along with a 5 yard rush combined with the fact that one of those passes was dropped by Amari Cooper shows lots of guts that we never could have seen from AJ McCarron.

We do need to give some credit to Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin for keeping the offense poised with less than a minute left to lead the drive, but after saying all year that Sims relied on Cooper, we have to admit that Sims relied on himself in this game.

And we also have to give Sims credit for the pass he completed to Brandon Greene in overtime along with the 6-yard touchdown pass to DeAndrew White. Overall, it was an epic performance by Sims, and we have to give him credit for the way he showed up in such a big SEC West game.

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