Monday, January 20, 2014
Top performances of 2013: Ty Montgomery
By Kevin Gemmell
Today we kick off a series looking at some of the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2013. If you feel a little nostalgic, you can check out the top performances from 2012.
Up next: 30 for No. 7
Who and against whom: Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery blew up in the Big Game against Cal as the Cardinal wrapped up the Pac-12 North Division with a 63-13 stomping of their rival.
The numbers: Montgomery hauled in five receptions -- four of them for touchdowns -- to finish with 160 yards receiving and a whopping 32 yards per catch. He actually opened the scoring a 31-yard touchdown run to give him five touchdowns in the game -- the highest scoring total for any player (30 points) in the Pac-12 this season.
A closer look: With the Cardinal looking to bounce back from their 20-17 loss to USC, they leaned on Montgomery, who got things rolling 60 seconds into the game with a touchdown run. The Bears answered to tie it at 7-7, but then Montgomery and quarterback Kevin Hogan opened the flood gates. The duo would go on to connect for four touchdown passes in the first half, including tosses of 50, 12, 72 and 9 yards. Montgomery scored the first four times he touched the football and matched a school record with five touchdowns in a game. Hogan also set career highs in the game with 329 passing yards and five touchdown passes.