Against the Seminoles, Sims became the first Tech freshman quarterback since 2003 to start a season opener. It’s possible that Sims and Reggie Ball are, in fact, the only two to accomplish that feat in team history. In the game, Sims completed 24 of 35 passes for 277 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions and also led Tech in rushing with 64 yards on 13 carries. On Monday, he was named ACC rookie of the week for his play.
Offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude praised Sims' poise, particularly after throwing two interceptions in the first half and facing a team that he had been committed to before ultimately signing with Tech.