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JEFF GORDON takes his VICTORY LAP

By Mark Bechtel

P. 64

WHY NO LOVE FOR THE BIG 12?

P. 60

St. Louis rookie running back TODD GURLEY threatens to vault rushing records

BATTERING RAM

By Greg Bishop

P. 32

Gurley eluded Chicago Bears safety Antrel Rolle on Sunday, adding to his 709 rushing yards this season, No. 4 in the NFL

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SI HAS REGIONAL COVER THIS WEEK: Ron Johnson/Peoria Journal Star/AP (Gurley)