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August 13, 2001 | Volume 95, Issue 6

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Joey Harrington Cover - Sports Illustrated August 13, 2001

August 13, 2001
Groin PainsMike Winklepleck of Heelan High in Sioux City can't avoid the tag by pitcher Zach Smith of Waverly-Shell Rock High while trying to score in the Iowa Class 3-A playoffs. Heelan went on...

August 13, 2001
1. Oregon State2. Florida3. Miami4. Texas5. Oklahoma6. Florida State7. Oregon8. Nebraska9. Tennessee10. Virginia Tech11. Georgia Tech12. Northwestern13. LSU14. Michigan15. Kansas State16....

August 13, 2001 | Austin Murphy
After going 11-1 last year, the even-better Beavers are eager to take a shot at the title

August 13, 2001 | Austin Murphy
2000 record: 11-1 (7-1, TI in Pac-10)

August 13, 2001 | Austin Murphy
31,000-yard rushing seasons by Ken Simonton, who shares the Pac-10 record with six others.

August 13, 2001 | Austin Murphy
RB Ken Simonton [Sr.]79 points shy of Pac-10 career scoring lead

August 13, 2001 | Austin Murphy
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Beavers

August 13, 2001 | Austin Murphy
Strength: 45th of 117

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
The Gators' toughest task may be choosing which passer will run their potent attack

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
2000 record: 10-3 (8-1, 1st in SEC East)

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
185Weeks in a row, dating to 1990, that Steve Spurrier's Gators have been in the AP Top 25.

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
DE Alex Brown [Sr.]Two-time Lombardi Trophy semifinalist

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Gators

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
Strength: 15th of 117

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
The Hurricanes rode out a stormy off-season and stayed on course for another title run

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
2000 record: 11-1 (7-0, 1st in Big East)

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
14Touchdowns needed by quarterback Ken Dorsey to become Miami's alltime leader.

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
QB Ken Dorsey [Jr.]2,727 passing yards, only five interceptions

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Hurricanes

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
Strength: 36th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
The Longhorns spent the summer talking the talk. Now it's time to walk the walk

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
2000 record: 9-3 (7-1, 2nd Big 12 South)

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
7,974Texas record for career passing yards, held by second-string quarterback Major Applewhite.

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
QB Chris Simms [Jr.]383-yard passing day third best at Texas

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Longhorns

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
Strength: 48th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Anyone trying to grab the Sooners' national crown will have to go through Rocky

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
2000 record: 13-0 (8-0, 1st Big 12 South)

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
16Rushing TDs by Quentin Griffin, the most by a Sooners halfback since Billy Sims's 22 in 1979.

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
RB Quentin Griffin [Jr.]1,189 all-purpose yards (406 receiving)

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Sooners

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Strength: 51st of 117

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
The Seminoles lack big-name players and experience but haven't lost their swagger

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
2000 record: 11-2 (8-0, 1st in ACC)

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
549Average yards of total offense by Florida State in 2000, best in the nation.

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Seminoles

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
Strength: 14th of 117

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
The Ducks, winningest Pac-10 team the past six years, will again fly in V formation

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
2000 record: 10-2 (7-1, T1 in Pac-10)

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
15Consecutive home wins for the Ducks, at Autzen Stadium, nine short of the Pac-IO record.

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Ducks

August 13, 2001 | B.J. Schecter
Strength: 25th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Kelley King
Behind run-pass threat Eric Crouch, the Huskers eye the title run they blew last year

August 13, 2001 | Kelley King
2000 record: 10-2 (6-2, 2nd in Big 12 North)

August 13, 2001 | Kelley King
25Sacks by the Cornhuskers in 2000, the lowest total since the school started keeping the stat in 1981.

August 13, 2001 | Kelley King
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Cornhuskers

August 13, 2001 | Kelley King
Strength: 53rd of 117

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
The Vols have vowed to return to the elite, and a large defensive tackle shall lead them

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
2000 record: 8-4 (5-3, T2 in SEC East)

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
5Opponents held below 50 yards rushing by the Volunteers in 2000, their most in 50 years.

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Volunteers

August 13, 2001 | Gene Menez
Strength: 9th of 117

August 13, 2001 | John O'Keefe
While the Hokies reload at quarterback, the veteran defense will take care of business

August 13, 2001 | John O'Keefe
2000 record: 11-1 (6-1, 2nd in Big East)

August 13, 2001 | John O'Keefe
46Rushing touchdowns by the Hokies last season, ranking them first in the nation.

August 13, 2001 | John O'Keefe
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Hokies

August 13, 2001 | John O'Keefe
Strength: 58th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Pass master George Godsey could be the Goose that lays the Jackets' golden egg

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
2000 record: 9-3 (6-2, T2 in ACC)

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
+1.7Turnover differential per game last season, second best in the nation, as Tech forced 43 miscues.

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Yellow Jackets

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Strength: 55th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Skeptics beware: The Wildcats should score in droves again and play better defense too

August 13, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
2000 record: 8-4 (6-2, T1 in Big Ten)

August 13, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
103Offensive plays run by the Wildcats in last year's 61-23 win over Illinois, a season high in 1-A.

August 13, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Wildcats

August 13, 2001 | Ivan Maisel
Strength: 50th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
The resurgent Tigers are loaded at the skill positions and have big expectations to fulfill

August 13, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
2000 record: 8-4 (5-3, 2nd SEC West)

August 13, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
22.4Difference in points per game scored at home (34.7) and away (12.3) by LSU in 2000.

August 13, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Tigers

August 13, 2001 | Pete McEntegart
Strength: 41st of 117

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
Damn Yankees made the Wolverines' uphill struggle on offense an even steeper test

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
2000 record: 9-3 (6-2, T1 in Big Ten)

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
72.4Percentage of offense produced last year by departed Drew Henson and Anthony Thomas.

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Wolverines

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
Strength: 24th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
Can the Wildcats maintain their recent high rate of success? The pressure is on

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
2000 record: 11-3 (6-2, 1st Big 12 North)

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
4Consecutive 11-win seasons by K-State, a feat previously achieved only by Florida State and Nebraska.

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Wildcats

August 13, 2001 | Kelly King
Strength: 38th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
After turning a cameo role into a smash hit, running back Rich Alexis now plays the lead

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
2000 record: 11-1 (7-1, T1 in Pac 10)

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
13Come-from-behind victories by Washington among its last 18 wins, including eight of 11 last season.

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Huskies

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
Strength: 17th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
The Badgers have long relied on the run; now they will ride the arm of their quarterback

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
2000 record: 9-4 (4-4, T5 in Big Ten)

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
67Consecutive seasons Wisconsin has played Northwestern, a streak that comes to an end this year.

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Badgers

August 13, 2001 | Richard Deitsch
Strength: 39th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
With few turnovers—on the field and on the roster—the Irish may not need much luck

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
2000 record: 9-3

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
4Fumbles lost in 2000, the fewest in school history and the third fewest in Division 1-A last fall.

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Irish

August 13, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
Strength: 6th of 117

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
Lou Holtz's Gamecocks have turned things around, but they're not finished yet

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
2000 record: 8-4 (5-3, T2 in SEC East)

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
59.5%Gamecocks' red zone scoring efficiency, last in the SEC in 2000.

August 13, 2001 | Lars Anderson
An opposing team's coach sizes up the Gamecocks