52 SAINT NICK COMES EARLY

Quarterback Nick Foles is the leader Philadelphians have quickly come to believe in—and he makes perfect sense

By Michael Bamberger

44 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Jameis Winston

Florida State's quarterback had the most outstanding season, but does he deserve the Heisman?

By Andy Staples

48 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The Final Run

The BCS is going out with a bang, giving fans the game they want

By Michael Rosenberg

• THE CASES FOR FSU, AUBURN

58 | BOXING

Adrien Broner

At 24 and unbeaten, the squared circle's problem child is poised to become the next big thing

By Chris Mannix

66 | PRO BASKETBALL

Kevin Love

The T-Wolves' star is putting up numbers worthy of Wilt, Elgin and Kareem. He shows us how

By Alan Shipnuck

8 | SI Digital

10 | Leading Off

18 | The Mail

20 | Scorecard

The Year in Sports Media

34 | Faces in the Crowd

36 | Just My Type

Ron Burgundy: Dan Patrick opens up to the anchorman

74 | Point After

Steve Rushin: Along the vanishing Munson-Nixon Line

SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK: BILL FRAKES/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WINSTON); DAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WHITE); AL TIELEMANS/ SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (FOLES)

PHOTOAL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ERTZ)ON THE WHITE TRACK Eagles tight end Zach Ertz couldn't come up with this pass from Foles in a 34--20 win over Detroit. PHOTOCHRIS KEANE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WINSTON) PHOTOPOUYA DIANAT FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (FINAL RUN) PHOTOLUCAS J. GILMAN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BRONER) PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (LOVE)