Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara gets a pass away in front of Penn State defensive end Arnold Ebiketie (17) on Sat Nov 13, 2021 at Penn State (AP News photo)
On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:
#1 No.6 Michigan Wolverines (9-1) keep rolling this time they bested the Penn State (6-4) Nittany Lions 21-17.Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara was 19-29 for 217 yards, and three touchdowns. Good defense by the Wolverines held the Nittany Lions to two field goals in the first half while they scored a touchdown in each of the second, third, and fourth quarters.
#2 There was no mercy rule for the New Mexico State Aggies (1-9) who got crushed by the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) 59-3. The Aggies only bright spot in this one was they were able to shutout Alabama in the third quarter. The Crimson Tide used four passers in the game. Starter Bryce Young went 21-23 for 270 yards and five touchdowns.
#3 The No.5 Cincinnati Bearcats (10-0) maintained their perfect record taking to the South Florida Bulls (2-8) 45-28. The Bearcats kept pouring it on with 17 points in the second quarter and 14 points in the fourth quarter. Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder went 31-39 for 304 yards and two touchdowns.
Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) runs a keeper against the Boston College defense in the Tigers 34-28 win at Clemson S.C. on Sat Oct 31, 2020 (AP News photo)
On the NCAA Football podcast with Michelle:
#1 The Clemson Tigers (7-0) got by the Boston College Eagles (4-3) 34-28 on Saturday. The Tigers rallied in the fourth quarter with a touchdown and conversion for all the scoring the quarter good for the win.
#2 The Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) obviously doesn’t believe in the mercy rule crushed Mississippi State (1-4) 41-0. The Crimson Tide offense ran through Miss State’s defense all night long with the Tide ending the first half with a 27-0 score and getting the huge shutout win in the end.
#3 The Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0) picked up their second win of the second win this week beating the Penn State Nittany Lions (1-1) 38-25. Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields threw for 147 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.
espn photo: Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carted off the field after getting a dislocated hip and a bloody nose. Tagovailoa will be out for the rest of the season.
On the NCAAF podcast with Michelle:
#1 The Alabama Crimson Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa will be out for the rest of the season due to a dislocated hip and he got a bloody nose in the Tide’s game with Mississippi State. Alabama won it 38-7. What will the loss of Tagovailoa mean for the Crimson Tide?
#2 Penn State picked a big win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday with a 34-27 win. The Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford threw for 178 yards, 11-23 and one touchdown.
#3 Michigan improved to 8-2 with a 44-10 win over Michigan State and the Wolverines quarterback Sean Patterson threw for 384 yards, 24-33, and four touchdowns.
STANFORD, Calif.–The Stanford Cardinal returned to Maples Pavilion, a regional host site for this year’s NCAA Tournament, on Sunday where they took on the Penn State Lady Lions in the regional semi-final. The Cardinal defeated the Lady Lions by the final score of 82-57.
The first half was neck and neck until about half way through. The Lady Lions went on a 7-0 run to get ahead of the Cardinal 23-19. The Cardinal were able to comeback with a 14-0 run of their own spanning a 5:12. The run would end when Ariel Edwards would hit a pair of free throws. Stanford would get five more points until the Lady Lions would be able to hit a field goal, as Edwards would nail a jumper with 2:47 remaining in the first half. Penn State was unable to hit a field goal for 6:48 which gave Stanford a big advantage, as their lead would be 38-27. The scoring drought would begin again until Edwards would be able to get a bucket and a foul with 13 seconds remaining in the half. Stanford went into the halftime break with a 44-30 lead.
After much control of the first half, the second half went fairly easy for the Cardinal, as then only surrendered 27 points to cruise to victory. The final minutes for the Cardinal allowed players that wouldn’t normally see minutes in the NCAA Tournament, as Briana Roberson, Jasmine Camp, Erica Payne and Erica McCall were able to jump in the game.
“Today was an ideal day for Stanford basketball” praised Chiney Ogwumike after the game.
Ogwumike led the way for the Cardinal once again, as she finished with 29 points. She also added 15 rebounds to get her 25th double double of the season, and ups her career total to 83. Amber Orrange was second in scoring for Stanford with 18 points. Lili Thompson and Mikaela Ruef both finished the game with 11 points. Ruef also added 13 rebounds to achieve the double double.
Edwards led the way for the Lady Lions, as she finished with 22 points. Dara Taylor and Talia East were the other Penn St. players to get into double figures, contributing 11 and ten respectively.
The major factor in the Stanford win was allowing Maggie Lucas to only score six points. Lucas, the Big Ten player of the year, was averaging 21.5 points per game coming into the contest. This was only the second time this season where Lucas was held under ten points. The last time occurred when the Lady Lions lost to Notre Dame at home on December 4. Thompson was assigned to defend against Lucas, and she was a major factor. “She was forced to take tough shots all night” claimed Penn State Head Coach, Coquese Washington. Thompson later added that the key to shutting Lucas down was to limit her touches.
The Cardinal will continue their run on Tuesday with hopes of advancing to the Final Four, as they will take on North Carolina, who defeated South Carolina 65-58 in the other regional semi-final.