Never got to this until today but glad I did. I solved the Grid (which was a lot more difficult than the meta) and then misread the prompt. I got the 6 touches and figured they were touch downs so I took the first letters of the clues/answers - nothing. Took the numbers of the scores (6, 12, 18, etc OR 7,14,21, etc and got NADA. I added the points (36 or 42) and thought "OHO he is being cagey with the TEAM" and #42 is Jackie Robinson so Dodgers - but that was so tricky and convoluted I thought I had better look on the forum to see any nudges. There were none of course but then I saw DPlass's comment about messing up TEAM and TERM (which I too had done) and it became clear...6 TOUCHES all going DOWN what else could it be. Nice meta and I'll take the solve even if late because I was away for the contest.