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Notes: Wilson Chops Down Minnesota

Russell Wilson and Nick Toon (Fleming/11)

Coming from N.C. State, senior quarterback Russell Wilson knew nothing of the history around the border battle or Paul Bunyan's Axe. After completing his first 16 passes and throwing for four touchdowns, Wilson got a first-hand introduction with the 15-pound trophy in his hands.

MINNEAPOLIS - It was a foreign concept to senior quarterback Russell Wilson. Rivalries were nothing new to Wilson, who thrived at N.C. State by beating in-state foe North Carolina all three seasons under center, but the concept of a traveling trophy, especially a 15-pound axe named after a mythical giant lumberjack, was hard to fathom. That was one of the reasons players grabbed Wilson during...

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