Stanford falls to Memphis 56-48

The Memphis Tigers had control of the ball and pulled away in the second half against the Stanford Cardinal in the ESPN Event Invitational in Orlando on Sun Nov 27, 2022 (photo by Stanford Cardinal)

Stanford Falls to Memphis 56-48

By Barbara Mason

Sunday morning the Stanford Cardinal (3-4) took on the Memphis Tigers (4-2) in a closely matched contest. This wrapped up the tournament for both teams playing for sixth place in this year’s ESPN Events invitational. Stanford came into this game after beating the Florida State Seminoles 70-60. The Tigers rolled Nebraska 73-61 Friday night. Stanford lost a tough one to Memphis Sunday 56-48 to conclude their tour in the invitational.

The Tigers opened the first half with a slim lead in the opening minutes 4-0 but the Cardinal wasted not time in catching up and taking the lead mid-way through the first 20 minutes 14-9. The Tigers fought back tying the game at 14 and the teams traded leads for most of the opening half. The final two minutes of the half saw the Tigers extend their lead, at one time leading 14-21. The Cardinal cut that lead but still trailed at the half 25-20.

At 15:42 in the second half, the Tigers took a double digit lead 21-31. The Cardinal continue to fight back but both Harrison Ingram and Brandon Angel were struggling in this game with three and two point efforts midway through the second. Angel had 22 points in the Florida State game and Ingram had 24 against Ole Miss. It was a let-down that Stanford could not afford.

Stanford showed the will to win in the final minutes but every time they got to within striking distance, Memphis answered and refused to let Stanford back into the game. The Cardinal had pulled to within four points at 2:12 46-50. Stanford just didn’t have enough to pull this game out. The final was 56-48.

Harrison finished the game with ten points but it was just too little too late. Spencer Jones also had ten points in the loss to Memphis.

Stanford will be back home taking on UCLA Thursday December 1. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30.

Stanford Cardinal football report: David Shaw after 12 seasons as coach calls it quits

Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw coaches his final game for the Cardinal against the BYU Cougars at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto Sat Nov 26, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg and Barbara Mason

Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw after 12 seasons at the helm and a total of 16 years including as an assistant coach before has hung it up. After leading the Cardinal to a 3-9 season this year Shaw in all his efforts felt this was the right time to call it a day and will step down. Shaw during his post game press conference Saturday night at Stanford saying, “I just coached my last game at Stanford” adding “it’s been a great 16 years it really has.”

Shaw sadly made the tough decision after the loss in the season finale to the BYU Cougars 35-26. In the previous week before Shaw and the Cardinal lost in Berkeley during the Big Game to the Cal Bears in the final minutes of the fourth quarter due to two fumbles by the offense which Cal later turned them into scores in the Stanford loss to Cal 27-20.

Shaw added that he had prayed about this decision and thought about this decision about resigning but as each hour and each game that went by Shaw said the decision was “cemented” in his head. Shaw also added that he has no desire to coach again anytime in the near future.

Shaw said he was not burnt out and that he remains healthy and he feels good but 16 years was just too long of running the Stanford football program and being responsible for everything and it just take a toll on you. Shaw finishes at Stanford with a record of 96-54. It was the last two seasons that have been long drawn on Shaw’s mind with back to back 3-9 seasons this and last year and going 14-28 since the beginning of the 2019 campaign.

Shaw took time out to thank the University president Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Athletic Director Bernard Muir saying they were components of the support he got from the top but also the support he got from many of the people from behind the scenes. Shaw was very well liked by everyone from top to bottom and had the respect on the Stanford Campus it’s tough day for all those who worked and knew him.

Shaw should not be forgotten for some of the great achievements that he accomplished while as head coach at the university in his first four seasons as head coach leading the Cardinal to three Rose Bowls winning two, three Pac 12 titles, and four Pac 12 coach of the year awards. He coach numerous players who went onto the NFL including current San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey.

Shaw started out his career with the Cardinal as a wide receiver from 1991-1994, he joined the Cardinal coaching staff in 1997 as an offensive coordinator and became head coach 2011 after Jim Harbaugh took the head coaching job with the San Francisco 49ers.

Barbara Mason covers Stanford football and basketball road games and Jerry Feitelberg does Stanford Cardinal podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Shaw says a victory against BYU would be a great send off for seniors

Cal Bears quarterback Jack Plummer (13) makes a run for it from Stanford Cardinal fullback Jacob Lowe (23) at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Sat Nov 19, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cardinal podcast with Daniel:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal going into Saturday night’s game against the BYU Cougars very likely will be a handful. The Cardinal 1-8 in conference games in the Pac 12 this season. They won’t be able to improve on that record anymore as they lost their last conference game in the Big Game last Saturday at Cal.

#2 The Cardinal are 3-8 and are last in the Pac 12. The Cardinal just looking at their overall record and that last loss at Cal had to be one of the most deflating experiences they’ve had all season.

#3 Daniel in the Big Game it had to be one of Stanford head coach David Shaw’s biggest disappointments leading 17-6 after three quarters to lost 27-20 after two fumbles and Cal capitalizing on those mistakes for scores?

#4 Coach Shaw did say that while it was disappointing not coming up with a victory against the Bears he hopes the team will refocus it’s efforts on this last game at BYU and get a win so he could send his seniors off with a victory.

#5 Daniel for Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee a rough season his line from the Cal game 29-45, 271 yards, he threw a touchdown and one interception. He needed more completions and he just wasn’t able to hit all the receivers he wanted to.

Daniel did the Stanford football podcasts throughout the 2022 season and will return next Friday with Women’s and Men’s basketball podcasts right here at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Tops Florida State 70-60

Brandon Angel of the Stanford Cardinal had a career day with 22 points and scored 18 points in the second half against the Florida State Seminoles at Orlando during the ESPN Events Invitational on Fri Nov 25, 2022 (photo from Stanford Cardinal)

Stanford Tops Florida State 70-60

By Barbara Mason

Friday afternoon the Stanford Cardinal (3-3) dereated the Florida State Seminoles (1-6) at the ESPN EVENTS Invitational in Orlando 70-60. This was a quick turnaround for both teams.

The Cardinal lost a close one with multiple opportunities to close this game out but too many mistakes and turnovers decided the game in favor of Ole Miss 72-68 on Thursday. Florida State has been struggling all season being blown out from the start of the game against the Siena Saints 80-63 also on Thursday.

The Cardinal defeated the Seminoles by ten points. The Seminoles were looking to beat a Pac-12 team after a horrendous start this season but the couldn’t capitalize on the Cardinal.

Florida State had a nice start in this game leading 8-0 after four minutes of play. Stanford made up the deficit and for the remainder of the first half it was a see-saw game with lead changes throughout. In the final minute of the first half the Seminoles took the largest lead since the opening minutes of the game 27-21.

The second half was close until the ten-minute mark. Stanford turned this game around and threatened to blow Florida State out of the building. With 6:18 left in the game the Cardinal led 60-47. Stanford was dominating the glass but still had those turnovers which were leveled with numerous offensive rebounds.

The Cardinal had a 16-2 run going with six minutes left in the game. Stanford struggled from downtown going 3 of 24 but had success in the paint and they kept Florida playing from behind in the final 12 minutes of play. FSU had 15 turnovers and looked nothing like a team that wanted this win. The Cardinal will play a third game on Saturday at the Invitational.

This was a great win for Stanford and it was the play on the glass that won this game. They were awful from downtown going 3 of 26 but it was the offensive rebounds and shots in the paint that kept them in the game ultimately winning.

Brandon Angels had a huge game finishing with 22 points. Harrison Ingram and Michael Jones each had ten points. Ingram and James Keefe both had eight rebounds.

The Seminoles Caleb Mills had the high with 16 points followed by Cam’ron Fletcher who finished with 12 points. So the quandary continues for Florida State. Right now the team is a mess; still looking for answers.

Stanford will now go into their third game of this invitational taking on the winner of the Nebraska Memphis matchup this evening. The Cardinal’s third game will be on Sun Nov 27th at 8:00 AM.

Cal Bears football podcast with Michael Duca: Cal hosts UCLA Friday in 2022 season finale

Cal Bears Jadyn Ott takes flight over the Stanford Cardinal defense on Sat Nov 19, 2022 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley at the Big Game (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears football podcast:

#1 Michael, this Friday is Cal’s last regular season game of 2022 they had a six game losing streak going into last Saturday’s Big Game but on the Anniversary of the Big Play Cal did the 1982 team proud scoring twice on fumbles to come back and win it 27-20.

#2 Michael it didn’t look good for Cal after the third quarter down 17-6, then at 11:18 left in the game in the fourth quarter Cal got a on the scoreboard on a quarterback Jack Plummer one yard pass to Monroe Young for six and it was 17-12. Failed on the two point conversion.

#3 With 9:54 left in the game the Bears Jackson Sirmon returned a 37 yard fumble on a scoop and score and a two point conversion to follow put the Bears in front for the first time 20-17.

#4 Jadyn Ott with 58 seconds left in the game carried for on yard to make it 27-17 and Cal would end up winning the Big Game and the Axe with a 27-20 win

#5 Cal concludes the season against the UCLA Bruins this Friday at 1:30pm. The Bruins come in 8-3 and have won five of their last seven games. Could the Bears pull out another rabbit out of the hat against the Bruins.

Michael Duca did the Cal Bears football podcasts for the 2022 season and will rejoin us next Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com for Cal Men’s basketball podcast

Cal Bears football podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal makes the anniversary of the play proud with a comeback of their own

California linebacker Jackson Sirmon (8) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown on a recovery of a Stanford fumble on Sat Nov 19, 2022 (AP News photo)

On Cal Bears Football podcast with Morris;

#1 The Cal Bears (4-7) trailed for a majority of this game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley but held onto win it as the Bears Jackson Sirmon took advantage of a fumble and returned it for a 37 yard touchdown for a Cal 27-20 win at the Big Game.

#2 The Sirmon touchdown came after the Stanford Cardinal (3-8) fumbled two balls away after leading through three quarters 17-6. Cal started chipping away at the Stanford defense with Jack Plummer throwing to Monroe Young for a one yard touchdown to close the gap 17-12 at 11:18 left in the game.

#3 Jackson Simon scored at the goal line for Cal on a fumble recovery with 9:54 left in the game and a Jadyn Ott caught the two point conversion got Cal in front 20-17.

#4 Three plays in the next offensive series for the Bears Ott capitalized again carrying for a one yard score to put Cal on top for good with a ten point lead 27-17 with 0:58 left. Stanford Joshua Karty hit a 61 yard field goal for the Cardinal’s last score in a 27-20 final.

#5 Cal hosts the UCLA Bruins (8-3) Fri Nov 25th at 1:30pm at UC Berkeley. The Bruins have lost two games in a row and lost their last game to the USC Trojans (10-1) 48-45.

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

Stanford Cardinal football podcast with Michael Roberson: Fumbles at game’s end costs Cardinal the Axe; Cal makes a comeback in 27-20 win in Berkeley

Cal Bears football play by play announcer Joe Starkey called his last Big Game against the Stanford Cardinal Sat Nov 19, 2022 at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. Starkey called the famous 1982 “The Band on is on the field” game and Cal came back in miracle win in the fourth quarter Saturday (photo from ESPN)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal led for a majority of this game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley but just could hold onto it towards the end especially the football as the Bears Jackson Sirmon took advantage of a fumble and returned it for a 37 yard touchdown for a Cal 27-20 win at the Big Game.

#2 The Sirmon touchdown came after Stanford fumbled two balls away after leading through three quarters 17-6. Cal started chipping away at the Stanford defense with Jack Plummer throwing to Monroe Young for a one yard touchdown to close the gap 17-12 at 11:18 left in the game.

#3 Jackson Simon scored at the goal line for Cal on a fumble recovery with 9:54 left in the game and a Jadyn Ott threw for a two point conversion got Cal in front 20-17.

#4 Three plays in the next offensive series for the Bears Ott capitalized again carrying for a one yard score to put Cal on top for good with a ten point lead 27-17 with 0:58 left. Stanford Joshua Karty hit a 61 yard field goal for the Cardinal’s last score in a 27-20 final.

#5 The Cardinal host the BYU Cougars (6-5) and crushed the Utah Tech Trailblazers (4-7) 52-26. The Cardinal can’t fold against a team like the Cougars next Saturday and finishing on the road they will have to have defense to stop the high scoring Cougars.

Join Michael for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal game wrap: Stanford collapses to Cal in thriller 27-20

For Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw just one more brick in the wall as as he looks on during first half action at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley against the Cal Bears Sat Nov 19, 2022. It would be Stanford’s fourth straight loss. (AP News photo)

Stanford Falls to California In a Thriller 27-20

By Barbara Mason

Saturday afternoon under sunny skies the Stanford Cardinal (3-7) took on the California Bears (3-7) in the 125th Big Game at Memorial Stadium. The game was sold out and 10,000 lucky fans received a replica Axe as they entered. This is a game that fans look forward to each and every year.

Cal won the toss and deferred. The Cardinal went on offense and a terrific drive ensued. Stanford drove downfield and inside of the opening three minutes scored the first touchdown of the game. Mitch Leigber ran for one yard giving Stanford the early 7-0 lead.

Tanner McKee was 6 of 6 in the first quarter for 67 yards. Cal’s Dario Longhetto kicked two field goals in the quarter; one at 10:00 a 52 yard kick, and a second with 33 seconds left in the quarter. The Cardinal kicker Joshua Karty sent a 42 yd field goal through the uprights at 3:47 for a 10-6 score as the clock ran out on the first quarter. It was a great start for both teams in some unexpectedly solid offense.

With 2:21 left in the half the Cardinal cut short a terrific Cal drive intercepting a Jack Plummer pass in the end zone for a touchback. Stanford took over on downs but was unable to move the ball. The Bears took over on downs. With 47 seconds left in the half Stanford got the ball back and the Cardinal had one last shot in the first half.

The score remained 10-6 in favor of Stanford at the half. Cal had squandered away two scoring opportunities, one of them going on a fourth and one and a second with the interception in the end zone. The Cardinal defense was instrumental in this game keeping the Stanford lead intact.

Stanford would extend their lead in the third quarter. Tanner McKee, who was having a banner day, hit Elijah Higgins for nine yards and a touchdown giving Stanford a 17-6 lead at 8:31.

When Stanford looked to be in full control of the game, the Cal Bears flipped the script. At 11:18 Jack Plummer found Monroe Young for one yard and a touchdown.

The two-point conversion failed but the Bears had pulled to within striking distance 17-12. At 9:54 Stanford fumbled and Jackson Sirmon recovered the ball rushing for a touchdown and Cal’s first lead of the game. The two point conversion was good and the Bears led 20-17. There was 9:26 left in the game which is an eternity.

The Bears were back in field goal range when disaster struck and Plummer threw his second pick of the game at 6:42. California was giving Stanford every opportunity to take back the lead but there were no takers for the Cardinal. Tanner McKee had his first interception of the game at 2:15 and it could not have come at a worse time for the Cardinal.

With 0:58 left on the game clock the Bears found the end zone and a 27-17 lead. Stanford’s kicker Karty attempted a 61 yard field goal which was good and his longest kick this season but it was too little too late for the Cardinal.

As the clock wore down the ceremonial stare-down gathered in the end zone with the California Bears retaining the ax for another year.

This was a drastic turn of events for Stanford after leading for most of the game. Quarterback Tanner McKee was 29 of 45 for 271 yards and the one interception that changed the course of the game. The Cardinal had 129 rushing yards but the one turnover late in the game was the deciding factor. They also had three fumbles one that was recovered by Cal. This was a hotly contested game and it was the California Bears who prevailed.

Cal Bears football podcast with Michael Duca: Cal has home field for Big Game; Can Bears edge Stanford for the Ax?

California wide receiver Monroe Young (14) misses a pass from quarterback Jack Plummer during the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Oregon State at Corvallis on Sat Nov 12, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears football podcast with Michael:

#1 Cal who fired two of their assistant coaches on Sunday Bill Musgrave offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Angus McClure was this firing a matter of a poor job of coaching the offense by Musgrave and McClure or the talent on the Bears just isn’t there?

#2 Head coach Justin Wilcox said that it was in the best interest of the team and that changes in the coaching staff was necessary.

#3 After the changes in assistants how do you see the benefit of the change for the Bears offense going forward.

#4 Cal is on a six game losing streak at this rate is there a possibility if the continue to lose do you see them making a change at head coach with Justin Wilcox?

#5 Stanford has lost three straight games going into the Big Game this Saturday Cal has home field can you see a chance for a bounce back especially after the assistant coaching changes for Cal to edge this one out?

Michael does the Cal Bears football podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal football podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal face Utes in Utah Saturday; Utah have won three straight

Washington State running back Nakia Watson (25) takes off down field for a 41 yard touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal in first half action at Stanford Stadium on Sat Nov 5, 2022

On the Cardinal football podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel, last Saturday for the Stanford Cardinal (3-6) wasn’t even a contest as the Cardinal absolutely got landslided by the Washington State Cougars (5-4) on their home field at Stanford Stadium 52-14.

#2 The Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee was running for daylight for most of the game as offensively he just couldn’t get anything going to come back in the second half of the game.

#3 Defensively the Cardinal couldn’t stop the Cougars who scored on all three of their first three possessions.

#4 The loss was Stanford’s sixth in eight games. For Cardinal head coach David Shaw this marks their losing record of 14-25 since 2018 their last winning season.

#5 Daniel, the Cardinal are on the way to face the mighty Utah Utes (7-2) the Utes have won three straight games and won their last game rather handedly 45-20 over the Arizona Wildcats. Stanford face Utah this Sat Nov 12th.

Join Daniel Dullum for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com