Stanford Savagely Attacked by UCLA in Pac -12 Opener on the Farm, 80-66

Stanford guard Michael O’Connell (5) shoots next to UCLA forward Mac Etienne (12) during the first half at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Thu Dec 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Michael Roberson

STANFORD–The Stanford Cardinal (3-5; 0-1 Pac 12) were ambushed by the visiting and unfriendly #21 University of California at Los Angeles Bruins (.6-2: 1-0 Pac 12), 80-66, to open conference play.

The onslaught began immediately, as UCLA took a 17-0 lead the initial five minutes of the contest. Stanford finally lit the scoreboard at the 14:44 mark of the first half, on a turnaround jumper by sophomore forward Harrison Ingram.

The Bruins continued to lacerate the Cardinal with an advantage as large as 23 points, before ending the half up by 21, 50-29 UCLA.

Stanford displayed Cardinal Pride to begin the second 20 minute block, with a 9-0 start, narrowing the deficit to 12. The Bruins did not scratch a point for nearly four minutes themselves, but righted the ship and momentarily pushed the lead back to a comfortable margin with five minutes left in regulation.

The Cardinal continued to battle back and narrowed it to single digits (8) with less than five minutes in regulation, but the LA brown bears slapped the Bay Area tree back with their paws and won the game by 14, 80-66.

Senior forward Spencer Jones led the way for the Cardinal, with 18 points, hitting three bombs from beyond the arc. Fellow senior and Jones, Michael, chipped in 10 points and 5 assists for the home team.

The Bruins had three players tallying double-figures in scoring: Senior guard/forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. topped them with a game-high 27 points, freshman guard Amari Bailey contributed 19 points and 6 rebounds and senior guard Tyger Campbell offered 17 points and 8 assists.

Stanford will travel to Tempe, Arizona to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils, Sunday December 4, while UCLA hosts the Oregon Ducks on the same date in Westwood, California.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Cardinal open up against UCLA at Maples on Thursday night

The Memphis Tigers drive on the Stanford Cardinal in the ESPN Invitational in Orlando on Sun Nov 27, 2022 (photo by USA Today)

On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael R:

#1 Taking look at this week’s ESPN Invitational on the Memphis Tigers opened the first half with a slim lead in the opening minutes 4-0 but the Stanford 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.

#2 At 15:42 in the second half, the Tigers took a double digit lead 31-21. 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 half.

#3 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.

#4 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 50-46. Stanford just didn’t have enough to pull this game out. The final was 56-48.

#5 Stanford opens up Pac 12 Conference play against UCLA on Thu night Dec 1 for a 7:30 pm tip at Maples Pavilion Michael get your take on how you see this game coming up.

Join Michael Roberson for Stanford Cardinal basketball podcasts Wednesday nights at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal hopes to end string of seven loses; Opens Pac 12 conference play against USC Wed night

Cal Bears center Lars Thiemann (21) battles to get to the basket against the Clemson Tigers center PJ Hall (24) at the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville Fl on Sat Nov 26, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris, the Clemson Tigers (5-2) Chase Hunter and Hunter Tyson each had 14 points that contributed to the Cal Bears (0-7) loss in the Emerald Coast Classic on Saturday night in Niceville.

#2 Clemson had lost the previous night on Friday to Iowa 74-71 that snapped the Tigers three game win streak. The certainly looked like a very prepared basketball team on Saturday night defeating the Bears 67-59.

#3 On defense Cal just had a tough time shutting down Hunter who was 5-10 from the floor with seven assists, Tyson was 4-8 with five rebounds.

#4 The Tigers never were behind in the contest they finished ahead after the first half 31-28, they started the second half with a 15-2 run and were way ahead 46-30 with 14:15 left in the game. The writing was pretty much on the wall for Cal throughout this game.

#5 Cal goes back to the drawing board in hopes to snap their seven game losing streak against the USC Trojans who come in losing four of their last six games but have won two in a row. It’s the first conference game for Cal can they handle the Trojans with home advantage on Wednesday night?

Morris Phillips is a Cal Bears basketball beat writer and does Cal home and away games at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal to host Washington State Cougars Saturday at Stanford

Stanford running back Caleb Robinson (21) runs the ball during the first half against the UCLA Bruins defense at Stanford Stadium Sat Oct 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel:

#1 One thing for sure Daniel the UCLA Bruins (7-1) left very little doubt that coming off a loss to the Oregon Ducks the previous game didn’t shake their confidence as they had a mission and soundly defeated the Stanford Cardinal (3-5) last Saturday 38-13.

#2 UCLA running back Zack Charbonnet was all the rage on Saturday rushing for 198 yards and three touchdowns

#3 The Bruins 12th ranked came back from their previous and first loss of the season to Oregon and pretty much got some good defense to hold the Cardinal to only 13 points for the win.

#4 Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee just couldn’t move the ball like he wanted to and was on the run for a lot of the game trying to find open receivers.

#5 The Washington State Cougars (4-4) come to Stanford after losing three straight games. The Cougars lost to the Utah Utes last Saturday 21-17. Daniel give your prediction how you see this match up this Saturday at Stanford Stadium a 12:30pm kick off.

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

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael Roberson: Defense will be key fact against Washington State Saturday at Stanford

UCLA running back Zach Charbonnet (24) is tackled by Stanford defensive end David Bailey (23) during the first half action at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto on Sat Oct 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael:

#1 One thing for sure Michael the UCLA Bruins (7-1) left very little doubt that coming off a loss to the Oregon Ducks the previous didn’t shake their confidence as they had a mission and soundly defeated the Stanford Cardinal (3-5) last Saturday 38-13.

#2 UCLA running back Zack Charbonnet was all the rage on Saturday rushing for 198 yards and three touchdowns

#3 The Bruins 12th ranked came back from their previous and first loss of the season to Oregon and pretty much got some good defense to hold the Cardinal to only 13 points for the win.

#4 Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee just couldn’t move the ball like he wanted to and was on the run for a lot of the game trying to find open receivers.

#5 The Washington State Cougars (4-4) come to Stanford after losing three straight games the Cougars lost to the Utah Utes last Saturday 21-17. Michael give your prediction how you see this match up this Saturday at Stanford Stadium a 12:30pm kick off.

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

Bruins, Charbonnet roll past Cardinal 38-13

UCLA running back Zach Charbonnet (24) and offensive lineman Raiqwon O’Neal (71) celebrate after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the visiting Stanford Cardinal at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on Sat Oct 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum

Saturday, October 29, 2022

UCLA Bruins (7-1) reeled off 24 unanswered points in the first half and never looked back, as the Bruins defeated Stanford Cardinal (3-5) 38-13 in Pac-12 football Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Bruins runningback Zach Charbonnet rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries, and quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed 18 of 29 passes for 199 yards with no TD passes.

Charbonnet caught five passes for 61 yards for UCLA (7-1 overall, 4-1 Pac-12).

Tanner McKee completed 13 of 28 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown, but was sacked four times and he threw one interception.

Ashton Daniels was the top rusher for the Cardinal (3-5 overall, 1-5 Pac-12). And Benjamin Yurosek caught five passes for 32 yards and one TD.

Cardinal kicker Joshua Karty hit both of his field goal attempts, remaining perfect on 14 attempts for the season.

Karty hit a 22-yard field goal for Stanford with 10:43 left in the first quarter. Stanford answered less than four minutes later when Thompson-Robinson ran in from three yards out, putting the Bruins ahead to stay at 7-3.

With just under six minutes left in the opening period, Charbonnet scored on a 23-yard run, giving a UCLA a 14-3 lead. Nicholas Barr-Mira kicked a 31-yard field goal at 13:36 of the second quarter, and Charbonnet scored his second TD at 5:02 on a 1-yard run. Karty closed out the first-half scoring with a 49-yard field goal with 1:32 left in the half, pulling the Cardinal to within 24-6.

UCLA extended its lead to 31-6 on a 37-yard touchdown run by Charbonnet with 38 seconds left in the third quarter. Kazmeir Allen’s 72-yard touchdown run with 11:09 to play in the fourth quarter gave the Bruins a 38-6 lead.

Stanford finally found the end zone with 5:08 left in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard TD pass from McKee to Yurosek.

Next Saturday, Stanford hosts Washington State. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m.

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal takes on tough battle with Oregon this Saturday

Cal Bears quarterback Jack Plummer looks for a receiver against the Washington Huskies at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Sat Oct 22, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 The Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix threw a 14 yard pass to receiver Jalen McMillian for a game winning touchdown last Saturday to help Washington get past the Cal Bears at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley 28-21.

#2 Penix has been rolling he threw his eighth straight 300 yard game against Cal for 374 yards and two touchdowns was this a matter of Penix was just that good or the Cal defense just couldn’t contain Penix.

#3 Meanwhile Cal quarterback Jack Plummer threw well enough to win the game throwing for three second half touchdowns as Cal drops to 3-4.

#4 Cal Receiver J. Michael Sturdivant said that the Bears can beat anybody but last Saturday’s game just got away. Was Sturdivant saying that Cal can beat anybody overstating Cal’s ability to beat any other team or they really are good enough to beat other teams.

#5 Cal’s challenge doesn’t get any easier as they face the rough and ready number eight ranked Oregon Ducks (6-2) who have won six straight games and beat one of the tougher opponents in the Pac 12 last Saturday the UCLA Bruins 45-30 last Saturday. So this gives you an idea how tough Cal’s next game will be at Berkeley.

Join Michael for Cal Bears podcasts Thursdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal’s Sturdivant says Bears can beat anyone confidence builder going into Oregon Saturday

Washington linebacker Kamren Fabiculanan (13) and safety Asa Turner (20) tackle California wide receiver J. Michael Sturdivant (7) after Sturdivant’s catch in first half action at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 The Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix threw a 14 yard pass to receiver Jalen McMillian for a game winning touchdown last Saturday to help Washington get past the Cal Bears at Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley 28-21.

#2 Penix has been rolling he threw his eighth straight 300 yard game against Cal for 374 yards and two touchdowns was this a matter of Penix was just that good or the Cal defense just couldn’t contain Penix.

#3 Meanwhile Cal quarterback Jack Plummer threw well enough to win the game throwing for three second half touchdowns as Cal drops to 3-4.

#4 Cal Receiver J. Michael Sturdivant said that the Bears can beat anybody but last Saturday’s game just got away. Was Sturdivant saying that Cal can beat anybody overstating Cal’s ability to beat any other team or they really are good enough to beat other teams.

#5 Cal’s challenge doesn’t get any easier as they face the rough and ready number eight ranked Oregon Ducks (6-2) who have won six straight games and beat one of the tougher opponents in the Pac 12 last Saturday the UCLA Bruins 45-30 last Saturday. So this gives you an idea how tough Cal’s next game will be at Berkeley.

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

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Michael Roberson: Kicker Karty big help during nail biting situations for Stanford

Stanford Cardinal kicker Joshua Karty (43) had the responsibility of all of Stanford’s scoring kicking five field goals on Sat Oct 22, 2022 at Stanford Stadium against the visiting Arizona State Sun Devils (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal football podcast with Michael:

#1 Stanford Cardinal kicker Joshua Karty who booted a come from behind field goal with 6:28 left against the Arizona State Sun Devils to help the Stanford with a come from behind victory 15-14.

#2 Karty did all the scoring for the Cardinal with five field goals kicking two in the first quarter, one in the third and two more in the fourth quarter.

#3 The win snapped a ten game conference losing streak the last time the Cardinal beat a Pac 12 team was against Oregon 31-24 on Oct 2, 2021 much to the relief head coach David Shaw as Stanford picks up their third win of the season.

#4 Michael, coach Shaw says that the Cardinal are finding their groove by playing hard and having the ball bouncing their way. The win was the Cardinal’s second straight win.

#5 The UCLA Bruins (6-1) will be the next opponent for the Cardinal in Los Angeles. The Bruins recently had a six game win streak snapped by the Oregon Ducks (6-1) in a 45-30 loss. Talk about how you see this game Saturday at UCLA for Stanford.

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