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Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

Nov. 19, 2012
Nov. 19, 2012

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Nov. 19, 2012

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE ROAD TO HISTORY
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE ROAD BACK
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE ROAD TO MIAMI
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
PRO FOOTBALL
STAN KROENKE
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You mean Adrian Peterson might be getting even better? Peterson, with a 123-yard lead over Marshawn Lynch in the NFL rushing race, has his bye this week, and by all accounts you'd think he needs it. He is, after all, playing on a left knee that required major surgery last winter. Nevertheless, he's playing better than any other running back in football right now. To wit: He's run for 153, 123, 182 and 171 yards, respectively, in his last four games. That's a four-week total of 629 yards, with five touchdowns and a gaudy 7.7-yard average. The crazy thing is, he's still recovering from the surgery. Peterson's on pace for the best year of his life, and some day, some orthopedist is going to write a paper on how his body got so good so fast after such a major surgery.... Read more of King's MMQB at SI.com

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Royal Treatment

From the SI Vault: Sept. 23, 1963

In a year of exceptional quarterbacks, the nation's leading teams opened their offenses and passed often, but Darrell Royal's defensive-minded Texas team was still expected to finish unbeaten and No. 1.

BY DAN JENKINS

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SI COMMENTARY

Andy Staples On ...

The Aggies

Nick Saban tried to warn anyone who would listen of the gathering storm in College Station. Still, everyone in Tuscaloosa's Bryant-Denny Stadium seemed stunned last Saturday as Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel piloted Texas A&M down the field for touchdowns on his first three possessions. The win served notice that Kevin Sumlin's up-tempo spread can score on even the stingiest defense.

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PHOTOANDY KING (PETERSON)PHOTOMEL LEVINE (MANDEL)PHOTORUSSELL LEE (ROYAL)THREE PHOTOS