Stanford's Ty Montgomery breaks Big Game touchdown record
It was the Ty Mongomery show in the first half of the Big Game against California as the junior earned five touchdowns to break the Big Game record and tie the Stanford touchdown record in a single game.
Montgomery got things started with a 31-yard touchdown run to kick off the Stanford lead in the first quarter, and the wide receiver was just getting warmed up. The second touchdown was made when Montgomery made a 50-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Hogan to break free of the Cal defense.
The teamwork between Hogan and Montgomery continued when Montgomery caught a 12-yard touchdown pass for his third touchdown in the first quarter.
The fourth touchdown for Montgomery was made from a career-long 72-yard touchdown pass from Hogan. Montgomery couldn't be touched as he blazed through the Cal defense into the endzone. The fifth touchdown for the Stanford wide receiver put him in the record books with an incredible catch, ending the first half 42-13 Stanford.
Montgomery's Big Game record of five touchdowns breaks Cal running back Chuck Muncie's record of four touchdowns. Montgomery's performance also ties the Stanford record of touchdowns in a single game set in 1981 by Darrin Nelson.