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Sims, Coker continue No. 2 Alabama's QB competition in 41-0 win over Florida Atlantic

  • Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) scores in the first half against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) scores in the first half against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) signals to his team in the first half against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game  Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Alabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) signals to his team in the first half against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama head coach Nick Saban disagrees with a call by the referee in the first half against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Alabama head coach Nick Saban disagrees with a call by the referee in the first half against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

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 game halted by lightning.

Both quarterbacks got a chance to stake a claim to the starting job for the Crimson Tide (2-0) in a one-sided game. Both schools agreed to end the game with 7:53 left.

Sims passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third in his second straight start and didn't play in the fourth quarter. He was 11-of-13 passing.

Coker went 14 of 23 with a touchdown in his first significant action but the Florida State transfer missed some open receivers downfield.

Amari Cooker had 189 receiving yards and tied DJ Hall's 8-year-old school record with 13 catches. The Tide outgained the Owls 620-145.