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Nov. 15, 2004 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down ...

QB Peyton Manning -- Manning threw five more touchdown passes in Indy's win over Houston. Manning has 31 already this season, with a shot at Dan Marino's single-season record of 48 set back in 1984. He has displayed tremendous form this season.

Auburn football -- How can this team possibly not get a BCS championship game invitation? Tommy Tuberville's team blew out Georgia ... remember how the school president almost made a coaching change after last season? Tuberville got another chance, unlike Ron Zook at Florida. This is why college basketball does things right, by determining a champion on the court!

QB Jason White -- The Oklahoma QB completed 28-of-34 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns in a rout of Nebraska.

RB Jamario Thomas -- The North Texas freshman running back is the nation's leading rusher, and he rushed for a school-record 291 yards (he has had five straight games of 200+ rushing yards). He has a way to go to catch Michael Ford at Sarasota (Fla.) High School, who has nine straight 200-yard games, including 368 in a playoff game last weekend.

Jimmie Johnson -- Jimmie Johnson (the driver, not the football coach) has won four of his past five races to make next week's Nextel Cup final race in Miami a real battle.

St. Mary's of California -- St. Mary's upset California in men's college basketball to earn a trip to the Big Apple at the Coaches vs. Cancer "Final Four."

Ron Artest -- Are you kidding me? Wanting a month off during the NBA season because he's the executive producer of an album? And he didn't know what integrity meant?

Ohio State -- It was a rough week for Ohio State. First came the Maurice Clarett allegations, and then the Buckeyes lost to Purdue on Saturday.

Minnesota Vikings -- The Vikings have lost three in a row, and the team has allowed 30 or more points in all three games. Randy Moss, get back on the field, baby!

Evander Holyfield -- It is time for Holyfield to hang up the gloves for good. He has won just twice in his past nine fights, and he lost almost every round to journeyman Larry Donald on Saturday. Maybe Holyfield should fight football players Joey Porter or William Green, who staged a pregame fight Sunday -- he might have a shot against them.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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