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September 04, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 11

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Napolean McCallum Cover - Sports Illustrated September 04, 1985

September 04, 1985 | N. Brooks Clark

September 04, 1985 | John Underwood

September 04, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman

September 04, 1985 | William Nack

September 04, 1985 | Jill Lieber

September 04, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman
San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh would prefer 100-man rosters, college-style. Then he could keep, say, 15 defensive linemen. He'd have one line for the 3-4 base defense and then another for...

September 04, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman
Give me a cornerback who can fly, said CHICAGO BEARS defensive coach Buddy Ryan; give me a Mike Haynes and I'll show you a defense that will set records, that will sail in uncharted waters. The...

September 04, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman
Keep the Hogs healthy, put a big, crunching ball carrier behind them and the WASHINGTON REDSKINS are in business. It's a formula that has given them more regular-season victories (33) than any...

September 04, 1985 | Kenny Moore

September 04, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman
On Sept. 3, 1984, as Curt Warner cut sharply on the Kingdome's artificial turf, his right knee went . So did the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS' running game. If ever a guy was married to the run it was the...

September 04, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman
Last season coach Chuck Noll of the PITTSBURGH STEELERS squeezed all the mileage he could out of a team that looked as if it would run out of gas long before the playoffs. Instead, the Steelers...

September 04, 1985 | Paul Zimmerman
It is an unfair and unfortunate fact that a team is remembered by its last big game, and the lingering off-season memory of the MIAMI DOLPHINS is not of their magnificent 14-2 record or the way...

September 04, 1985 | William Taaffe
Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy will be a team on NBC Radio

September 04, 1985 | Curry Kirkpatrick
The 49ers' quarterback won the championship and the girl all in the same super year

September 04, 1985 | Rick Reilly

September 04, 1985 | Jack McCallum
The Prince of the Huskies' 1984 Purple Reign defense, tackle Ron Holmes, is gone. "The ultimate loss," says linebacker Joe Kelly. But have no fear, Reggie Rogers is here. Make that Reginald...

September 04, 1985 | Jaime Diaz
Florida football fans, who waited 52 years for their first SEC title, still refuse to admit that 1984 wasn't the Year of the Gator. C'mon, they say, the players got their rings, didn't they? And...

September 04, 1985 | John Garrity
Was it St. Augustine who said, "Mistakes'll kill ya"? Probably not. Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer probably said it, just after the 1983 season. "We were 8-4 that year," Switzer says. "But we didn't...

September 04, 1985 | Rick Reilly
SMU could take a flyer on the national championship. Most of its starting lawyers are back, and so is a core of FORTUNE 500 alumni who have reached deep into their tax shelters to provide a war...

September 04, 1985 | N. Brooks Clark
Let's put it in a nutshell: This is essentially the same gutsy, explosive team that trailed Miami 31-0 at the half last season before bouncing back to win 42-40 in the greatest comeback in...

September 04, 1985 | John Garrity
Children counting telephone poles on a long, boring drive. Insomniacs counting sheep. Prisoners marking off the changeless days on cell walls. To these soporific situations let us add football...

September 04, 1985 | Morin Bishop
Ohio State is hardly an inexperienced actor on the Big Ten stage, but this year the Buckeyes are behaving like it. They seem to have forgotten their lines. Of the nine 1984 starters who have...

September 04, 1985 | Bruce Anderson
Student Body Left and Student Body Right have not quite gone the way of the leather helmet and the panty raid at USC, but the simple tailback pitches that swept the Trojans into countless Rose...

September 04, 1985 | Austin Murphy
With his Iowa team trailing Washington 28-0 in the waning moments of the 1982 Rose Bowl, a rangy freshman quarterback trotted into the rout. Chuck Long took two snaps before time expired, carrying...

September 04, 1985 | Rick Reilly
The question in Fayetteville is: How high will the Hogs get now that Agnes has left school? Agnes is a natty boa constrictor, the backbone of last season's team, which went 7-4-1 for first-year...

September 04, 1985 | Rick Telander
Sit down, team. Let Dan Smith, the only full-time sport psychologist in college football, attach some biofeedback sensors to your forehead. Close your eyes. Think of the color light blue. Relax....

September 04, 1985 | N. Brooks Clark
Say adios to the Auburn wishbone. This winter, coach Pat Dye decided that in recent years the 'bone had not put enough points on the board when the Tigers needed them most. Besides, he didn't have...

September 04, 1985 | Jack McCallum
A homemade national championship banner has been draped across Smith Fieldhouse since early January. Coach LaVell Edwards spent the spring and summer making a lot more speeches and playing in a...

September 04, 1985 | Bruce Anderson
With the score tied and time running out, UCLA placekicker John Lee retreats to the bench and closes his eyes. Has the Korean-born Lee mastered some metaphysical Eastern discipline? Zen and the...

September 04, 1985 | Roger Jackson
Coach Gerry Faust is in the final year of a five-year contract, and if he wants to be around in '86, Notre Dame had better win enough games to go to a major bowl. As always, Faust is optimistic....

September 04, 1985 | Duncan Brantley
Last year South Carolina—both the school and the state—was desperate for a local hero. The Gamecocks' football and basketball programs had slipped into mediocrity. With fall approaching, the...

September 04, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
For nine years Ron Campbell was art director of FORTUNE. For the last two he's been issue designer of our Football Spectacular, and he says this job is a lot more colorful. "You rarely find...

September 04, 1985 | Austin Murphy
Nineteen eighty-five is 1 A.D. (After Doug) in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The least that coach Jack Bicknell could do, you would think, is wail some, wax mournful, maybe gnash his teeth. But...

September 04, 1985 | Ivan Maisel
When coach Bill Arnsparger came to Baton Rouge last year, one of the first things he did was de-emphasize the use of dummies on the practice field—and not just the 22-pound bags that blockers push...

September 04, 1985 | John Garrity
Only BYU, Washington and Fullerton State won more games than Oklahoma State last year, but every silver lining has its cloud. The Big Eight was still Tornado Alley for OSU, which lost to Oklahoma...

September 04, 1985 | Hank Hersch
Dwell on the past and you'll lose an eye. Forget the past and you'll lose both eyes.—ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYNThe Gulag Archipelago

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For 20 bonus points and Keith Jackson's home phone number, name a team that has been to a bowl game and finished in the Top 20 four years running, averaged more than 58,000 fans at home last...

September 04, 1985 | N. Brooks Clark
In 1983 Montana State finished 1-10 with an offense that scored nine touchdowns. In 1984 the Bobcats ducked into a phone booth and emerged to win the Division I-AA championship with a 12-2 record....

September 04, 1985 | Hank Hersch
Two years ago as a freshman, quarterback Jeff Bentrim guided North Dakota State to the national title. Last season Bentrim led the division in scoring (9.3 points a game), finished seventh in...

September 04, 1985 | John Underwood

September 04, 1985 | Austin Murphy
The last time Augustana got beat was in the 1982 Stagg Bowl. Since then, the Vikings have won 24 consecutive games, including the last two Stagg Bowls. Last year's championship was the more...

September 04, 1985 | William Taaffe
...with Sid Saccharine as your host. Joining Barry and Sid...

September 04, 1985 | Gary Smith
While BYU was winning its first national championship, future stars like Scott Peterson, shown below performing a baptism in Bolivia, were scattered about the earth winning converts to Mormonism