Buffaloes sink Cardinal 16-13 on last-second field goal

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Stanford’s slim chances of playing in a bowl game decreased Saturday, when Colorado kicker Even Price make a 37-yard field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter, giving the Buffaloes a 16-13 victory in Boulder.

Colorado need to win its final two games to become bowl eligible. The Cardinal (4-5 overall, 3-4 Pac-12) must win two of its final three games to extend its consecutive bowl streak to 11 seasons.

Both teams are already eliminated from Pac-12 championship possibilities.

Price, a freshman, was promoted this week with regular kicker James Stefanou out with an injury. His game-winner was the Buffs’ first as time expired since Sept. 29, 2007, against Oklahoma.

Colorado (4-6 overall, 2-5 conference) opened the scoring at 11:14 of the first quarter on a 13-yard touchdown run by Steven Montez. The Cardinal answered with a Ryan Sanborn 40-yard field goal at 5:58, as the Buffaloes held a 7-3 lead after one quarter.

The teams swapped field goals in the second quarter. Sanborn kicked a 36-yarder and Price hit from 34, giving the Buffs a 10-6 halftime lead.

Stanford surged ahead one minute into the second half when quarterback K.J. Costello connected with Simi Fehoko for a 79-yard scoring pass, putting the Cardinal up 13-10.

Price booted a 23-yard field goal with 7:34 remaining in the third quarter. That completed the scoring until Price’s game-winning field goal.

Costello completed 18 of 29 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown with one interception and two sacks. Cameron Scarlett led the Cardinal rushers with 63 yards on 13 carries.

Fehoko caught two passes for 95 yards, and Colby Parkinson had five receptions for 54 yards. Michael Wilson and Conor Wedington each caught three passes.

The Buffaloes leaders included Laviska Shenault Jr., who caught eight passes for 91 yards, and Alex Fontenot rushed for 95 yards on 18 attempts.

The Cardinal travel to Washington State next Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Stanford Cardinal football podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Costello firing on all cylinders, looks forward to throwing against Colorado Saturday

pressdemocrat.com file photo: Stanford Cardinal quarterback KJ Costello (3) prepares to let one fly Sep 21st against Oregon at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.

On the Cardinal football podcast with Jerry Feitelberg:

#1 The Cardinal (4-4) have now won three of their last four games. Quarterback KJ Costello missed a few games returned in the Oct 26th game against Arizona (4-4) and led them to a 41-31 victory.

#2 Costello threw for 322 yards 31-44 and three touchdowns. Costello looks like he never missed a step.

#3 It was also a big day for running back Cameron Scarlett, who rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

#4 On receiving, Simi Fehoko caught three passes scored two touchdowns for 97 yards. It looks as if Stanford’s offensive house is in order.

#5 The Cardinal are in Colorado (3-6) for this Saturday against the Buffaloes. From how everything looks, this could be a pretty close matchup between both teams.

Jerry does the Stanford Cardinal football podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal building confidence going into Colorado this Saturday

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On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal (4-4) got a very needed victory over the Arizona Wildcats (4-4) last Saturday 41-31 and they chalked up their third win in four games. Coach David Shaw has to like the direction the club is taking?

#2 The Cardinal have won three of their last four games. The win over the Wildcats is good for the emotion going into the Cardinal’s next game in Colorado.

#3 After missing three weeks, Stanford quarterback KJ Costello was back in the line up and threw 30 for 43 for 312 yards and three touchdowns. Looks like the O-line provided him some time to throw the football.

#4  Cardinal receiver Simi Fehoko had three receptions for 97 yards and two touchdowns. The running game was in full effect for the Cardinal as they accrued over 150 yards on the ground.

#5 The Colorado Buffaloes (3-5) have had some setbacks this year and they are looking for some offense, but it will be on both sides of the ball they’ll be concerned with. On the other hand, the Cardinal come in after that win against Arizona with some confidence as this game is Boulder.

Jerry does the Cardinal podcasts each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal podcast with Morris Phillips: Will wins in Pac-12 Tournament translate to saving Jones’ coaching job?

photo from bearinsider.com: The Cal Golden Bears Darius McNiell takes a shot over the crowded field of Stanford Cardinal defenders during last Thu Mar 7th’s contest at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto

On the Cal podcast with Morris Phillips:

#1 Will a couple of wins during the Pac-12 Tournament equate to saving Cal head coach Wyking Jones’ job?

#2 The Bears’ Connor Vanover was shooting baskets and he looked like he had lots of daylight against the Stanford Cardinal. He led the Golden Bears with 24 points and was the key player in leading Cal to that big road win on Thursday night.

#3 Paris Austin had 15 points and Matt Bradley 14 also were offensive contributors and a big help in Cal’s third straight win

#4 The Bears ran off a 17-0 run and that pretty much clipped the wings of the Cardinal, who towards at the end of the game pulled within four points, but couldn’t catch Cal, who got the 64-59 win.

#5 Cal plays the Colorado Buffaloes (19-11). The Buffaloes are no slouch. They have compiled some successful offense that got them past some of their opponents and the defense have shut some of their opponents down for some key wins and 19 wins says a lot about the year the Buffaloes have had. Does Cal have any chance to win in Vegas and will this be a lights out game for Cal?

Morris Phillips does the Cal Bears basketball podcast with http://www.sportsradioservice.com


Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey Friedman: Cardinal come out swinging, hold a lead in 75-62 win against Colorado

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On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Joey:

#1 The Cardinal (10-10) came off a loss to the Utah Utes prior to last Saturday’s game. With the Colorado Buffaloes (11-8) and the Cardinal, who came in with some motivation, pulled off a win 75-62.

#2 Dorian Pickens was key for Stanford’s last season’s lead as he led with 18 points and the Cardinal who behind 16 points came back against Colorado showing the Cardinal trying win these games against Colorado. The Buffaloes rattled off six points with Tyler Bey’s help.

#3 Cormac Ryan did not play. He continues to sit out with ankle concerns.

#4 Sophomore Oscar Da Silva scored all of Stanford’s first eight points, which included a pair of threes in the first five minutes.

#5 The Cardinal next head to Berkeley to take on Cal on February 3rd in the first of three road games.

Joey Friedman does the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford erupts in the second half to beat the Buffaloes 75-62

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By Joey Friedman

PALO ALTO — Coming off a disappointing four-point loss to the Utah Utes at home two nights ago, the Stanford Cardinal (10-10, 3-5 Pac-12) hosted the Colorado Buffaloes (11-8, 2-5 Pac-12) at Maples Pavilion for a Saturday evening tip and won by a score of 75-62 in front of 3,648 fans.

Stanford looked to avenge last year’s close loss to Colorado on the road. Down by 16, they roared back with help from then-senior Pickens when he scored a game-high 18 points before Colorado bounced back with 6 straight points, mostly from then-freshman Tyler Bey) to close out the win.

Cormac Ryan did not play. He continues to sit out with ankle concerns.

Sophomore Oscar Da Silva scored all of Stanford’s first eight points which included a pair of threes in the first five minutes. He would add another three and top out at 13 points to pair with 5 rebounds in the first half. His third first-half three-pointer gave Da Silva his 20th three in the last 12 games.

KZ followed up his conference-leading 11th 20+ point game on Thursday night against the Utes by failing to score in the first half for the Cardinal, despite playing 12 minutes.

With about four minutes to play in the first half, freshman Jaiden Delaire and junior Marcus Sheffield nailed consecutive threes to bring the Colorado lead down to 6. Stanford would head to the locker room at half down by the same margin with the score 37-31 in favor of the Buffs. Ahead of the Colorado game, Stanford was just 1-9 on the season when trailing at the half.

Colorado spread out their scoring in their first half, making it difficult for Stanford to defend. Sophomore G/F Tyler Bey, junior forward Lucas Siewert, and senior guard McKinley Wright each finished with 8 points in the first half. The first two of whom also collected 4 rebounds respectively. Junior guard Shane Gatling also finished the first half with 7 points.

Stanford stifled the Buffaloes with three minutes of shutout defense at the beginning of the 2nd half and was able to crawl within 2 points with the score 43-41. A number of possessions later, a Daejon Davis alley-oop to Josh Sharma got the Cardinal within a single point before Sharma threw another dunk down to give Stanford the lead. Immediately after, Daejon Davis hit a three to put the Card up by four with just under 11 minutes left in the game and the score 50-46.

With four minutes left in the game, sophomores Daejon Davis and Oscar Da Silva collected consecutive three-point plays on and-one layups to put Stanford up 68-56. Stanford would go on to win by a score of 75-62. In the second half, Stanford shot 72% from the field and outscored the Buffs by 19 points.

Stanford finished by shooting 55% from the field, 35% from beyond the arc, and an impressive 88% from the free-throw line. Colorado shot 41% from the field, 19% from beyond the arc, and a disappointing 54% from the free-throw line. By the end, Stanford finished almost or exactly even with Colorado in rebounds (29-29), points in the paint (42-40 advantage to the Buffs), and assists (14-13 advantage to the Card). Stanford and Colorado finished with 16 and 11 turnovers, respectively.

Individually for the Cardinal, Oscar Da Silva missed tying his career high in points by 2 when finished with 21 alongside 7 rebounds. Daejon Davis scored 16 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds. Bryce Wills missed tying his career high in points by 1 when finished with 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. KZ Okpala finished with five points (2-8 from the field), 2 rebounds, and an assist.

For the Buffaloes, Tyler Bey finished with 17 points, McKinley Wright finished with 14 points, Lucas Siewert finished with 13 points, and Shane Gatling finished with 10 points.

Jerod Hasse credited tonight’s game as the best performance he’s seen from his young team in terms of playing simple and controlled basketball once they penetrate and get into the lanes. He, Oscar Da Silva, and Daejon Davis all said playing with joy tonight allowed for every facet of the game to flow better, especially in the second half.

What’s next?
The Cardinal will play three consecutive road games: first, they will battle the rival California Bears on February 3rd at 1:00 PM PT before they take on the Oregon schools on the road on February 7th and 10th.

The Buffaloes will host the Oregon schools on January 31st and February 2nd. Before traveling to face the Los Angeles schools.

Cal Bears football podcast with Morris Phillips: Only 211 yards needed to beat Colorado, Cal Bears need more to top Stanford this Saturday

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On the Cal Bears football podcast with Morris:

#1 Cal has won four of their last five games and got a huge victory over the Colorado Buffaloes last Saturday.

#2 The Bears got 211 yards, not too impressive; but got 33 points and a 12 point lead good enough in the 32-21 win.

#3 With 211 yards against the Buffaloes and now with Stanford coming in this Saturday for the Big Game at Memorial Stadium. The Cardinal are coming off a win at UCLA the Bears are going to have to shore up better yardage against a team like Stanford.

#4 Head coach Justin Wilcox did say that Cal did take care of the ball.

#5 Big Game is Saturday a reschedule game from the original Nov. 17th date, which was canceled due to the camp fires in Butte County smoke. How do these two teams matchup?

Join Morris for the Cal Bears podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Canceled games give Bears time to regroup; Cal Men’s BB in Brooklyn tonight; Women’s BB moved to Stanford

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On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 It’s been a week of cancellations for Cal sports. The Men’s basketball games were canceled Friday, the Big Game was canceled Saturday, and the Women’s basketball game was moved to Stanford on Sunday.

#2 The Women’s game on Sunday saw the Bears defeat Pacific 81-69 in a game that was free of admission courtesy of Cal and the site host Stanford

#3 The Men’s BB team are in Brooklyn facing St John’s for a 4 PM tipoff today in the Legends Classic. For one of the Bears’ first games away from smoke-filled Berkeley.

#4 The Bears beat Hampton Pirates 80-66 in their last game in Virginia. The Bears got on a 10-0 run thanks to scoring from Paris Austin, Darius McNeill, Conner Vanover in the first half.

#5 A look at Cal Football’s next game against Colorado. Cal looks to be the heavy favorites for this upcoming game as Colorado has lost six games straight as this one will be played Saturday at Cal.

Morris Phillips does the Cal Football podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears Football podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal, after surprise comeback at USC, gets set to host Stanford for the Big Game Saturday

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On the Cal Bears Football podcast with Morris:

#1 A miracle comeback for the Cal Bears (6-4) Saturday at USC (5-5) for a 15-14 win, snapping a 14-game losing streak to USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

#2 Cal head coach Justin Wilcox said it’s great to be bowl eligible.

#3 The Bears were hibernating in the first half of Saturday’s game at USC but started to make their comeback in the third quarter and Traveon Beck scored Cal’s second touchdown for the game winner.

#4 USC had a 14-0 lead, but the Bears roared back. Cal got their first touchdown in the third quarter and took a one-point lead 15-14.

#5 The Bears will face Stanford (6-4) and Colorado (5-5) for their next two games. The Big Game is this Saturday at Cal, which it could turn out to be one of the season’s best.

Morris does the Cal Bears podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Starts Pac-12 Tournament with Victory, Moves on to Semi-Finals

By Joe Lami

After a first round bye, the Stanford Cardinal started their weekend in Seattle with a win.  The top-seeded Cardinal beat the Buffaloes of Colorado by the final score of 69-54 on Friday afternoon to move on to the semi-finals in the Pac-12 tournament.

The Buffaloes earned their contest with the Cardinal by beating the UCLA Bruins by the score of 76-65 on Thursday. They came out to play on Friday, as they held the Cardinal to it’s worst scoring first half of the year at 21 points.  The Buffaloes went into halftime leading 23-21, however a strong second half performance for the Cardinal would earned them the victory.  The key difference for Stanford was starting the second half on a 16-2 run, which was good enough for them to hold the lead the rest of the game.

The starters for the Cardinal were extremely impressive, as four of them got into double digits in scoring.  The Pac-12 player of the year, Chiney Ogwumike, paved the way for the Cardinal putting up 19 points and rebounding 11.  This was after Ogwumike was held to only six points in the first half.  Bonnie Samuelson and Lili Thompson each added 15 points.  Mikaela Ruef had another amazing performance and has a double double to show for it, as she scored ten points, and led the team in rebounds, bringing down 16.  After Amber Orrange had one of her most impressive performance of the year this previous Sunday, Friday afternoon was a way different story.  The Junior Point Guard scored three points on four shot attempts.

The Buffaloes were led by Brittany Wilson, who notched 16 points, with 12 of them coming from beyond the three-point line.  Wilson also put up the most shot attempts of any Colorado player, as she went 5 of 20.  11 of the 20 shots came from three-point range.  Haley Smith was the only other Colorado scorer to get into double digits with ten.  Arielle Roberson led all players in rebounds with 17, she would end just two points shy of the double double.

With the win, the Cardinal are unsure of their next opponent, as they will find out in the upcoming hours. They will take on the winner of the contest between Southern California and Arizona State for a chance at the final on Sunday.