There's no way Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien could have known back then that his 417-yard, four-touchdown performance in a Nov. 27, 2010 win over NC State would hold so much significance.
But looking back on it more than three years later, there’s one name on the opposing team’s roster that gives the victory a bit more weight.
Who started at quarterback for NC State on that day? A guy named Russell Wilson.
On that day, the Terrapins stormed back from an early 14-0 deficit to defeat Wilson, a newly minted Super Bowl on Sunday night with the Seattle Seahawks, to take down the Wolfpack, 38-31, at Byrd Stadium in College Park.
For O’Brien, those 417 yards were a career high. All four touchdown passes were to another eventual Super Bowl champion, Torrey Smith, who won a title last season with the Baltimore Ravens.
Wilson finished 31-of-60 passing for 311 yards and two touchdowns while throwing one interception. Take a look at a few photos below: