Ty Montgomery ties Stanford school record with 5 TD in the first half – GetSportsFocus Football 2013
A beautiful Saturday for college football marking the 116th Big Game played between two bay area rivals dating back to 1892. Stanford is winning the series 59-46-11 and with this win, Stanford has won four straight against Cal.
This game was a great victory for the Cardinal while making history at the same time. Wide receiver, Ty Montgomery, scored five touchdowns, Tying former Stanford running back Darrin Nelson in 1981. Probably one of the most impressive parts of this accomplishment was not that he scored all 5 touchdowns in one half, but that his first four touches on the ball converted to four touchdowns. Montgomery finished out the day with 5 catches and 2 rushes combining for 191 yards and 5 touchdowns – all within the first half.
Amongst Montgomery’s record, Stanford scored 42 points in the first half – the most points any team in Cardinal history has scored. Also, the grand total of 63 points is the most points scored in the Big Game by either Stanford, or Cal in the midst of the 116 year match up.
Kevin Hogan had 329 passing yards, marking a career best for the Cardinal quarterback. Also, it is the fifth straight game the Stanford defense has allowed 20 points or less. Another defensive stat is their consecutive game with a turnover streak was extended to 36 today.
The Cardinal clinched the Pac-12 North title spot ensuring a chance to play for the Pac-12 title for the second year in a row.
Stanford faces Notre Dame next week back at the farm.