Vanderbilt no match for Stanford in 41-23 win

Stanford Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee prepares to throw downfield to a receiver against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Sat Sep 18, 2021 in Nashville (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

Stanford Cardinal (2-1) quarterback Tanner McKee scored three touchdowns one of the touchdowns McKee ran in for a keeper as Stanford defeated Vanderbilt Commodores (1-2) 41-23. McKee was 19-29 for 218 yards and threw for two touchdowns.

The Cardinal concludes their three game road trip as they prepare to host the UCLA Bruins. Home field for Vanderbilt has not been the friendly confines the loss to Stanford on Saturday is Vanderbilt’s eighth consecutive hone loss. The last time they won a home game was way back on Nov 23, 2019 some four months before the Covid 19 epidemic kicked in.

The second quarter the Cardinal’s Jimmy Wyrick intercepted Vanderbilt quarterback Ken Seal’s pass that gave the Cardinal good field position as McKee handedd off to running back Brycen Tremayne who ran it for a touchdown with 40 seconds to spare in the first half of the game.

The Commodores were forced to punt on a first and three and the Cardinal’s Casey Filkins returned the punt to the Vanderbilt 22 yard line. The Commodores had to move back further after an illegal formation play was called the ball was spotted on the 17 and Stanford kicker Joshua Karty hit a 35 yard field goal and the Cardinal took a 27-14 halftime lead into the dressing room.

The second half the Cardinal scored twice in the third quarter at 11:18 wide receiver Jay Symonds caught a five yard pass from McKee and at 1:44 left in the game EJ Smith carried for one yard to score making it 41-17. For Symonds 2 receptions 31 yards, and one touchdown. For Smith five carries, 26 yards and one touchdown.

The Cardinal host the UCLA Bruins this Sat Sep 25th at Stanford Stadium for the home opener kick off is 3:00 PM PDT.

NCAA Championship Tournament podcast with Michelle Richardson:Both number ones Gonzaga and Baylor Monday night; Stanford-Arizona women was a battle for the ages

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme, left, ball handles against UCLA guard David Singleton (34) and forward Cody Riley, right, on Sat Apr 3, 2021 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (AP News photo)

On the NCAA Championship podcast with Michelle:

#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (31-0) played for their lives and pulled it off against the UCLA Bruins (22-10) on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament on Monday night

#2 Michelle, Baylor (27-2) and Gonzaga both number ones have been playing almost perfect basketball all season long. Gonzaga comes into the Championship Tournament perfect and the favorites over Baylor but how do you see this one turning out?

#3 Stanford Cardinal (31-2) women faced off against fellow Pac 12 school the Arizona Wildcats (21-6) in the Championship Tournament in one of the tightest games on Sunday as Stanford for the second straight won by just one point this time 66-65. These two teams see each other during the regular season Stanford women’s are NCAA women’s Champions.

Michelle’s Final Thoughts

Michelle Richardson podcasted NCAA Sports from the beginning of the college football season to the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Tale of the two halves defense picked up in second half Cal still lost

Cal Bears Matt Bradley takes a free throw shot against the Pepperdine Waves Wednesday night in Malibu. This was Cal’s second straight road trip as they return back to Berkeley on Saturday against USF (calbears.com photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca:

#1 Michael, how big is it for Cal that they didn’t have to suffer too many postponed games, rescheduled games and pretty much rely on playing their home games at Haas Pavilion during this very strict Covid-19 shutdown.

#2 In Cal’s last game men’s basketball game at Pepperdine it was the tale of the two halves. The first half the Pepperdine dominated with a 44-30 whereas Cal improved the defense in the second half with the Waves just edging out Cal 32-30 but as you know it’s what the scoreboard shows at the end of the game as it was 74-62 Pepperdine.

#3 All things considered Michael did that second half show any improvements for Cal as they played a close second half against a very good Waves team who have made handy work of post season tournaments.

#4 Cal has now lost two straight including a loss to UCLA the game before Pepperdine they come back to Haas Pavilion for Saturday night’s game against USF (4-2). The Dons have won four straight after going 0-2. Knowing how well coached USF is how do you see this match up on Saturday?

#5 Michael talk about two of Cal’s top scorers from Wednesday’s game Grant Anticevich with 21 points and Matt Bradley who lead Cal with 27 points they had to work hard against the Waves.

Join Michael for Cal podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: LA County gives ok for Pac 12 football; Colts Rivers struggles in first game; plus more

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Phillip Rivers who threw for two interceptions and lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday will throw against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hoosier Dome (file photo from coltbeat.com

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq:

#1 Los Angeles County did not dispute or object to the idea to start the Pac 12 season for the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins football teams. The county said that as long as the athletic departments of both schools are adhering to the public health restricts pertaining to safety protocols on Covid-19 the county will permit both schools to play football this season.

#2 Critics are questioning if the Indianapolis Colts made a mistake in signing quarterback Phillip Rivers to a hefty $25 million one year deal. On Sunday Rivers threw into traffic getting picked off twice, Rivers did throw for 363 yards and the Colts lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20.

#3 The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football at Centurylink Field in Seattle. The Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson that he doesn’t see anyone better in the NFL.

#4 London, after losing three straight the San Jose Earthquakes were able to losing another three games. They have tied three of their last four games including a 1-1 tie with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night a game they were leading 1-0 before the Timbers tied it up.

#5 The Quakes get another shot at the Timbers on Saturday after seeing the Timber on Wednesday and again this Saturday and being another home match for the Quakes do you see this being an advantage for the Quakes.

London does Headline Sports each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal drops two in a row to Southland schools

latimes.com photo: The UCLA Bruins David Singleton (31) tries to put the block on the Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) on Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion

Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1Cal (8-10) struggles again another loss this time to the UCLA Bruins (9-9) at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles 50-40 on Sunday

#2 Just a huge lack of offense by the Bears scoring only 40 and even though the Bruins weren’t setting any scoring records either the Bears just couldn’t break the glass ceiling at Pauley Pavilion.

#3 The Bears in the second half just couldn’t muster any scoring getting only 19 points was this a matter of just a bad offensive night or the Bruins found a way to hold Cal back?

#4 Matt Bradley led Cal in scoring with 17 it was not a 30 point night but he continues to be consistent in leading in scoring

#5 Cal (8-9) will try try again in the Big Game as Stanford (15-3) comes calling on Sunday Jan 26th at Haas Pavilion

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

Cal Bears Thursday game wrap: USC makes work of Cal 88-56; Bears drop to 8-9

calbears.com photo: Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) takes it to USC on Thursday night, Bradley led Cal with 13 points in Southland

By Michael Duca and Morris Phillips

It was too much Jonah Mathews and Daniel Utomi as the USC Trojans (13-3) defeated the Cal Bears (8-9) on Thursday night 88-56. For Mathews 19 points and for Utomi 17. It was the eighth win in nine tries for USC.

Onyeka Okongwu contributed with eight rebounds and scored 12 points in the victory. The Trojans dominated the contested as Cal could only lead for the first minute and a half and it was all Trojans after that.

The Trojans sank 14 three pointers and took their liberties about it with Mathews chalking up three 3 pointers. Cal’s Matt Bradley scored 13 points as Cal’s top scorer. Bradley normally noted as the top scorer on the Bears could only do so much as the Trojan defense proved just effective.

Cal guard Kareem South scored 12 points but the Bears failed in 20 tries out of 25 to make the three point shot. From the free throw line the Bears suffered just as well going 11-22. The Trojans were well in front in each quarter leading Cal by at least 16 points per each half and pulled down 45 rebounds to Cal’s 28.

The Bears go back to the drawing board as they head to Pauley Pavilion for a Sunday night game with the UCLA Bruins (8-9) for a 5:00 pm tip. The Bruins were walloped by the Stanford Cardinal (15-2) in their last game 74-59.

Morris Phillips and Michael Duca podcast and cover Cal basketball for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cardinal continues Pac-12 dominance over Cougars 88-62

gostanford.com photo: The Stanford Cardinal bench erupts as the Cardinal were victorious over the Washington State Cougars at Maples Pavilion Saturday night

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Saturday, January 11, 2020

Stanford continued its dominance over Washington State in Pac-12 men’s basketball on Saturday, as the Cardinal romped to an 88-62 win over the visiting Cougars at Maples Pavilion.

Freshman Tyrell Terry popped in a season-high 22 points and grabbed six rebounds, as the Cardinal (14-2 overall, 3-0 Pac-12) beat WSU for seventh time in eight meetings. The Cougars have lost three of four games to open league play after a six-game nonconference winning streak.

Washington State last won at Stanford in 2011, and the Cougars’ losing streak against the Cardinal goes back to Jan. 31, 2015, when WSU edged Stanford 89-88 in Pullman, Wash.

Carlos da Silva added 15 points – all in the first half – and Isaac White scored 11 points while Bryce Wills chipped in with 10. Though da Silva was 7 of 8 from the field, he didn’t see much action in the second half due to foul trouble.

Isaac Bonton led the Cougars (10-7, 1-3) with 15 points; it was Bonton’s sixth straight game of double-figure scoring. Daron Henson was next for WSU with 12 points, including 4 of 6 on 3-pointers, and Jeff Pollard pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to go with eight points.

WSU’s CJ Elleby was held to single-digit scoring for the second time this season with a season-low six points. Elleby missed his first seven shots.

Stanford jumped to a 46-18 halftime lead, eventually building a 59-26 lead early in the second half. The 18 points allowed in the first half was the Cardinal’s second-best effort of the season, next to the 16 points allowed to Maryland-Eastern Shore in November.

The Cardinal hit the road on Wednesday, traveling to UCLA. Next Saturday, Washington State will retire Klay Thompson’s No. 1 jersey when UCLA visits Pullman. Thompson, a starter on three NBA championship teams with Golden State, is the Cougars’ second all-time scoring leader (1,756 points).

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal gets touchdown in each quarter to defeat UCLA 28-18

photo from sfgate.com: California tight end Gavin Reinwald, right, makes a catch as UCLA defensive back Darnay Holmes defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif.

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 A huge way to close the 2019 season with a win on the road at UCLA as the Cal Bears defeat the UCLA Bruins 28-18.

#2 Cal quarterback Chase Garbers threw 17 times out of 29 attempts for 230 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

#3 Cal head coach Justin Wilcox says the defense was a huge factor in keeping the Bruins in check.

#4 Also coach Wilcox said it was a great win for the Bears saying it’s tough to win in the Pac-12 and he’s proud the Bears found a way to win.

#5 What will be some of coach Wilcox’s plans for the Bears in the bowl game?

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

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: It’s a Big Deal as Cal wins Big Game 24-20

photo from sfgate.com: California quarterback Chase Garbers (7) passes against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 in Stanford, Calif.

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 The Cal Bears (6-5) improved their record with their sixth win of the season defeating Big Game rival Stanford (4-7) 24-20 at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. Prior to the game, Cal had lost five of their last six games.

#2 What was key for Cal to stay focused and win the game?

#3 Chase Garbers, the Cal quarterback, ran on a keeper with 1:19 remaining in the game in the fourth quarter scored the winning touchdown.

#4 How tough is it for a team like Cal to go to Stanford and win a game in their place?

#5 Cal heads to UCLA (4-7) next Saturday. Can Chase Garbers and the Bears turn the corner on the Bruins?

Catch the Cal Bears podcasts each Saturday with Morris at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal Football podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: UCLA comes calling tonight at Stanford Stadium on Pac-12 Thursday Night Football

Photo credit: gostanford.com

On the Stanford Football podcast with Jerry Feitelberg:

#1  Despite losing 10 key contributors from its two-deep depth chart and having five players out of the lineup, Stanford Cardinal (3-3) head coach David Shaw has taken his team and developed them into winning ways such as the way they were able to defeat the Washington Huskies (4-2), 23-13.

#2 Jerry talks about Stanford quarterback David Mills, who went 21-30 for 293 yards, and one touchdown.

#3 There was very doubt that coach Shaw and the Cardinal, who were 16.5 points underdogs against the Washington Huskies in the October 5th game, could pull this one off, but the defense was certainly key as the Cardinal won by ten points.

#4 Stanford head coach David Shaw and UCLA head coach Chip Kelly will meet tonight at Stanford Stadium. It’ll be like old times and Shaw hopes to pull off another win at Stanford Stadium.

#5 How does Stanford quarterback David Mills stack up going against the Bruins defense and Chip Kelly’s game plan?

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