There were twenty-five seconds left in the 2016 Sun Bowl when Solomon Thomas put his hand on the ground for what would be the final play of his Stanford career. North Carolina had scored a touchdown only moments before, drawing to within two points of the Cardinal, and now Tarheel quarterback Mitch Trubisky stood across the line from Thomas, crouched below center and awaiting the snap that would determine the outcome of the game. It was over in a blink. Thomas shot out of the starting blocks and burst through the Carolina line almost untouched. Trubisky was on the run immediately, barely a step ahead of his pursuer, and North Carolina's carefully designed play was suddenly a fire drill. Trubisky's mobility will serve him well in the NFL, but it wasn't enough on this play. Thomas tracked him down in only a few strides, grabbed a fistful of his powder blue jersey, and spun him to turf to end the Tarheel hopes and secure the victory for the Cardinal.