Sport: What Makes Robert Run?

Some call him a gambler who would try anything to run up a score. Others call him a mercenary who ran out on the University of Washington to peddle his talents in Minnesota. But last week, as he led the Gophers against his old school, Minnesota's curly-haired quarterback, Bobby Cox, 23, found winning so simple that he seldom had to gamble. His ball handling seemed more magical than mercenary. He called signals so swiftly, his team peeled off as many as four plays a minute, had its first touchdown in only six plays. When Bobby & Co. stopped running, Minnesota had...

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