- Tom Brady set a record for accuracy in a playoff game by going 26-for-28, which is just short of 93%. The two passes that he did miss hit his receivers right in the hands. He threw for 3 TDs without an interception. Not bad
- Amani Toomer scored two TDs for the Giants in their upset of Dallas.
That's a pretty good day. No other school had players involved in as many TDs. Other Big Ten players fared pretty well too:
- Former Minnesota Golden Gopher backfield mates Marion Barber and Laurence Maroney each scored once and had over 120 yards apiece.
- Former Buckeye Anthony Gonzalez scored a long TD for the Colts.
- Former Hawkeye Dallas Clark scored a TD for the Colts.
- Former Badger Chris Chambers scored a TD for the Chargers.
- PSU alum Bobby Engram scored once for the Seahawks.
Also, non-Big Ten, but in close proximity:
- Domer Ryan Grant scored three times and rushed for over 200 yards.
- WMU grad Greg Jennings scored twice.
Not a bad day for the Big Ten/midwest. Of the 26 TDs scored this weekend, 11 involved Big Ten players, and 16 involved Big Ten/midwest players.
The Michigan basketball team also reached a milestone: they won their first Big Ten game (on the road, too) under coach John Beilein. Even though it came against Northwestern (in front of a huge crowd of 5027, included our own Taxman, in Evanston), it still counts.