44 | COLLEGEFOOTBALL
Seismic Shift in The Sooner State
Oklahoma State was on top after manhandling Georgia for its biggest openingwin, then saw Oklahoma and Heisman winner Sam Bradford get flattened by BYU
By Albert Chen

48 Getting InGear
Quarterback Greg McElroy needed a half to get 'Bama rolling past VirginiaTech
By Lars Anderson

50 Kid's GotGame
Matt Barkley, USC's true freshman QB, was unflappable in his debut
By Austin Murphy

53 Don't ForgetUs
Boise State and Kellen Moore stifled Oregon to make an early BCS statement
By George Dohrmann

54 | BASEBALL
A Remarkable Recovery
Inspired by the memory of Nick Adenhart—and the miraculous return to health ofhis friend Jon Wilhite—L.A. has overcome a bleak start to seize control of theAL West
By Lee Jenkins

60 | TRACK ANDFIELD
Dick Fosbury And His Flop
As a gawky teenager in the 1960s he just wanted to find something to excel at.Little did he know he would become an Olympic champ and turn a sport literallyupside down
By Richard Hoffer

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard
• The almighty AL
• The prescient Pats

24 Just My Type
Bobby Bowden: 79 going on 55
by Dan Patrick

26 Faces in theCrowd

30 Inside ...
• Horse Racing
Alexandra the Great
• Soccer
The U.S.'s strike force
• Tennis
Serving up upsets
• The NFL
Late shift in Buffalo
• College Football
A bowl for Baylor?
• NASCAR
A hobbled dark horse

70 The Vault
• Archie Fever in 1970

74 Point After
These days, a hero's work is never done
by Selena Roberts

Kaleb Eulls's lifechanged after a bus ride (POINT AFTER, page 74).

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