[The following text appears on the cover. This is 1 of 4 covers.]

1 ALABAMAvs.4 OHIO STATE | 2 OREGONvs.3 FLORIDA STATE

THE MAYHEM BEGINS

THE CASE FOR BLAKE SIMS AND ALABAMA IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S FIRST FINAL FOUR

BY BRIAN HAMILTON

P. 28

Plus

THE TIDE

X-FACTOR

PUNTER JK SCOTT

TURNING POINT

THE LSU GAME

OPPOSING COACH'S TAKE

CREATE MISDIRECTION

PHOTOON THE COVER: JASON PARKHURST FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ALABAMA)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)