The 76-yard return was the second longest in Stanford history. "I've never seen a run like that in my life," said Dotterer. "I still can't believe he made it," said former Cardinal and now Minnesota Viking Darrin Nelson, who, having no football to play for the moment, was watching his second Stanford game as a spectator.
"If you told me we'd score 31 points and lose, I would be quite honest and say that would be a mistake," said James, who had only the day before put to rest rumors that he would be the next coach of the Seattle Seahawks. "Maybe he should reconsider," said one disappointed Huskies fan. "They read most of our blitzes real well," said James, understating the case. "We were in a lot of coverage-type defenses and they did a great job of running against the package."
Obviously, a package designed specifically to stop Elway simply couldn't hold all the Cardinal players.