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Sept. 13, 2010
Sept. 13, 2010

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Sept. 13, 2010

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
FRESH FACES
  • Tim Tebow is a pro, and so is a Texan named McCoy. The college football season kicked off last week minus many familiar names, but in their place emerged several fresh faces who are ready for their close-ups

  • For the first time, JoePa started the season with a true freshman at QB. Will his decision pay off?

99 YARDS
  • How does a team pull off a length-of-the-field, game-winning touchdown drive in the final two minutes? With snap decisions, sharp execution and a healthy dose of luck

SURFING
  • When violent storms send giant swells rolling across the Pacific, the world's most daring surfers will drop everything and travel anywhere to risk their lives riding a wall of water as high as 100 feet

The Vault
Departments

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38 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

This is an article from the Sept. 13, 2010 issue

Fresh Faces

Familiar figures such as Tim Tebow are gone, but in Week 1 a host of exciting new talents stepped in to take their place

By Austin Murphy

Penn State's freshman QB By Pablo S. Torre

48 | BASEBALL

Dodgers Mess

One of the game's proudest franchises has been humbled on and off the field, largely because of the nasty divorce proceedings between Frank and Jamie McCourt

By Lee Jenkins

52 | PRO FOOTBALL

First-and-99

Last season the Titans marched 99 yards with 2:37 remaining to win a game and keep their playoff hopes alive. How did they do it? SI breaks down each of the 18 plays

By Jim Trotter

60 | SURFING

Giant Waves

Raised by violent storms in the Pacific, waves as tall as 100 feet draw the world's most daring surfers, who willingly risk life and limb to ride down their faces. A book excerpt

By Susan Casey

Departments

6 Leading Off

14 Letters

16 Scorecard

A kid's view of the first AFL game

23 Just My Type

Bud Selig on drug testing, global Series

by Dan Patrick

24 Faces in the Crowd

26 Inside ...

Baseball

Oakland's young staff

Tennis

Where are the teens?

Fantasy Football

The two Williamses

College Football

LSU turns the page

72 The Vault

Jimbo at the '74 Open

76 Point After

Omaha, pro football's Last Chance Saloon

by Phil Taylor

Trevor Cahill is a big reason the future looks bright for the A's.

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