Let's go inside the minds of Stanford kick returners Ty Montgomery and Jeremy Stewart as this play developed.
Montgomery: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, they kicked it to me. But wait—I'm six yards deep in the endzone. What if I don't make it to the twenty? Hey, wait a second—I'm Ty Montgomery of the Stanford Cardinal, all I do is score touchdowns. I'm like the Leeroy Jenkins of college football, and this is for all the Tostitos. LET'S DO THIS!
Stewart: Okay, let's just take a knee and call it a day, Ty. Hold on—now what in the hell does this bozo think he's doing? Does he honestly think he is going to attempt a return from six yards deep in his own endzone? Who does he think he is, Devin Hester? Aw men, he's probably telling himself all he does is score touchdowns right now, which is just not true. I can't allow this to happen—he'll never get back to the 20. I've got to handle this. JUDO CHOP!
Montgomery: Fiesta Bowl glory, here I come! Wait a second—Jeremy, what are you doing...CRACK! Ohmigod, what just happened? Chuck Norris, is that you? I'm going toward the light, Chuck Norris. Tell my family I love them. Where did I put the salsa?
Stewart: Boom slam! Now that is how you handle your business. I hope Ty is okay, though. I wonder why he keeps calling me Chuck Norris?
I give Stewart a seven for that hit. I would have liked to see him establish a wider base and use a bit more shoulder—he led with his arms and helmet too much—but he got the job done, and that's all that matters.
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