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Big day for Big Ten in Personnel Points

Led by Michigan's blowout of Notre Dame, the Big Ten garnered most of the recognition this week in Mel Kiper's Personnel Points.

Originally Published: September 18, 2006
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
Looking back on Separation Saturday you have to start with the game at Notre Dame where Michigan's defense was the difference. Up front the Wolverines defensive line got the best of the Irish, led by defensive tackle Alan Branch and defensive end/linebacker LaMarr Woodley. Cornerback Leon Hall did a nice job on Notre Dame wide receivers Jeff Samardzija and Rhema McKnight. Samardzija's first catch didn't come until there were less than two minutes left in the first half, and he finished with four receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown.

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