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
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The Thick Red Line Guards James McGillicuddy (74) and Andrew Phillips (71) and tackle Jonathan Martin (55) led Stanford onto the field for its game against Sacramento State in Palo Alto last Saturday. The Cardinal offensive linemen manhandled the Hornets, helping quarterback Andrew Luck throw for 316 yards in a 52-17 victory.
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Cat Not In the Hat BYU running back Bryan Kariya got a less obstructed view of the Wasatch Mountains—and of Washington linebacker Cort Dennison (31)—after a helmet-jarring hit by end Talia Crichton (beneath him) in the fourth quarter of their game in Provo last Saturday. Kariya, a junior from Kaysville, Utah, ran eight times for 20 yards in the Cougars' 23--17 victory.
PHOTOPhotograph by David E. Klutho
Fallback Position Western Kentucky quarterback Kawaun Jakes was leveled by Nebraska tackle Jared Crick during their game in Lincoln last Saturday. Crick finished with six tackles and a quarterback hurry and Jakes was held to 120 yards passing with one interception as the Cornhuskers romped 49--10.
Before he became the premier postseason performer of his generation, the Patriots icon was a middling college quarterback who invited skepticism, even scorn, from fans and his coaches. That was all—and that was everything