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Leading Off

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Photograph by Brantley Harelson/Sideline Carolina

Glove Handles

   Alabama defensive end Wallace Gilberry kept a pair of South Carolina linemen--center William Brown (left) and tackle Thomas Coleman--at arm's length during the Crimson Tide's 37-14 road victory last Saturday. Fellow D-lineman Mark Anderson lost his helmet on the play.

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Photograph by John H. Reid III

Body Language

Soaring Cleveland cornerback Gary Baxter broke up a fourth-quarter pass before it reached one of thePackers receivers, Terrence Murphy (85) or Antonio Chatman, in the Lambeau Field end zone on Sunday. The Browns held off a late charge to win 26--24.

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Photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Dread Look

 On a two-yard pass reception, UCLA tailback Maurice Drew ran headlong into Oklahoma linebacker Rufus Alexander, who stripped him of his headgear last Saturday in Los Angeles. Drew rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown as the Bruins prevailed 41--24, running their record to 3--0 (page 81).