Stanford’s big 2nd and 3rd quarters route USC 42-28 in the Southland

The Stanford Cardinal cornerback Kyu Blue Kelly makes an acrobatic lunge into the end zone after returning a 31 yard interception off USC Trojan quarterback Kedon Slovis in the second half of Sat Sep 11, 2021’s game at USC in Los Angeles (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

Stanford Cardinal (1-1) quarterback Tanner McKee threw for two touchdowns, went 16-23 for 234 yards in the Cardinal’s first win of the season over their Southern California opponents the USC Trojans (1-1) 42-28. The Cardinal scored 14 points in each of the second and third quarters that helped lead them to victory.

The Cardinal were coming off a opening day loss from last Sat Sep 6th to Kansas State 24-7 and wanted badly to make amends. They shocked the oddsmakers who had USC favored and who were ranked No.14. The Cardinal’s wide receiver Nathaniel Peat had 115 yards and caught a 87 yard touchdown pass from McKee and the Cardinal Kyu Blue Kelly picked off a USC quarterback Kedon Slovis pass for 31 yards for a touchdown that sparked and inspired the Cardinal in the victory.

Stanford head coach David Shaw had his team prepared this week after the Cardinal took that tough loss to Kansas State and the taste of that game was still in their mouths from opening week and the improved offense on Saturday night against the USC defense made things just a little bit satisfying for Shaw and McKee.

McKee had some good looks from the Kansas State opener after starting quarterback Jack West struggled to start that game. McKee did himself well against USC throwing for touchdowns to receivers Elijah Higgins and Brycen Tremayne in the fourth quarter that put Stanford ahead of USC by 29 points.

This was the Cardinal ninth win out of the last 14 games with the Trojans and the Cardinal defense kept the pressure on Slovis all night who went 27-42 for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception. USC running backs Keaontay Ingram and Darwin Barlow each carried for a touchdowns but the effort was far short with McKee and the Cardinal pouring it in on offensively all night.

The loss snapped the Trojans nine game winning streak which carried over from last season, the Trojans won their opener on Sep 6th handling a very talented San Jose State team 30-7. That Trojan win looked as if it was going to set the tone for Saturday night’s game against the Cardinal but the Cardinal defense held Slovis and the Trojans offense from any developing opportunities and the Cardinal came into this game after studying film from the Trojans last game.

It was so bad for the Trojans that they even had their kicker Parker Lewis ejected from the game on the opening kick off for targeting his tackle. Despite that back up kicker Alex Stadthaus wound up kicking two field goals and two extra points flawlessly.

Next week USC will head to Pullman and face the Washington State Cougars at 12:30 pm on Sat Sep 18th and Stanford will conclude this three game road trip at Vanderbilt (2-1). The Commodores are coming off a close 24-21 win against Colorado State Saturday. Kickoff between Stanford and Vanderbilt is 5:00 pm PDT Sat Sep 18th.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Trojans deliver offensive pain on Cardinal last regular season game

The USC Trojans forward Max Agbonkpolo (23) gets a hand on the ball and prevents the Stanford Cardinal guard Noah Tatiz (20) from taking a shot in the first half of Wed Mar 3, 2021’s game in Los Angeles. (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 It’s almost incredible to think about how the USC Trojans (20-6) just were no match for the Stanford Cardinal (14-12) in a landslide win 79-42.

#2 The Cardinal scored only 17 points to the Trojans 36 just in the first half, the Cardinal just couldn’t get any offense going and faired no better in the second half 43-25.

#3 Stanford was missing Oscar da Silva in the line up and had Brandon Angel and Spencer Jones tied for the Cardinal top scorers with nine.

#4 Lots of points scored against the Cardinal 79 and head coach Jerod Haase was under pressure to figure it out but couldn’t.

#5 The game at USC brought the Cardinal to their final regular season game and now they head to the Pac 12 Tournament in Vegas on March 10th one last hurrah to try and get a few wins to close the season.

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Trojans hand Cardinal a 79-42 drubbing

Photo credit: @StanfordMBB

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Southern California jumped to a huge first-half lead and never looked back on Wednesday, as the Trojans hammered Stanford 79-42 in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Galen Center in Los Angeles.

The Cardinal ended its regular season with four straight losses and possibly played their way out of an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament. Oscar da Silva, Stanford’s top scorer, missed his third straight game with a lower extremity injury.

Tahj Eaddy and Drew Peterson led USC with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Evan Mobley was next with 10 points. Peterson had nine rebounds, six assists and two steals, Isaiah White had three steals, and Evan and Isaiah Mobley each had eight rebounds.

Eaddy shot 6 of 8 from the field. The Trojans (20-6 overall, 14-5 Pac-12) outrebounded Stanford 44-27.

No Cardinal player reached double-figures in scoring, as Spencer Jones and Brandon Angel each scored nine points to lead Stanford (14-12 overall, 10-10 Pac-12). Jaiden Delaire had seven rebounds and two steals.

USC opened the game with a 17-2 run that included 15 straight points. Meanwhile, the Cardinal went 9 minutes and 20 seconds without a field goal.

Things didn’t go much better for Stanford in the second half, as USC went on a 14-0 run out of the break, extending its lead to 50-19.

Earlier, the Cardinal lost to USC 72-66 on Feb. 3.

The Cardinal’s next action is the opening round of the Pac-12 postseason tournament in Las Vegas on March 10. Pairings have yet to be announced.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal and Ducks coming off tough loses face off tonight at Maples

The Stanford Cardinals’ Oscar da Silva (13) drives on the USC Trojan defense. The last meeting between the two teams was postponed and rescheduled for March 3 in Los Angeles. The Cardinal will host the Oregon Ducks tonight at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto ( file photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry, the Cardinal (14-9) are coming off a tough loss to Washington State (14-10) 85-76 in triple overtime Sat Feb 20th and their last scheduled game against the USC Trojans (19-4) was canceled. The loss to the Cougars a tough one in Pullman.

#2 Normally when you get five players in double figures your chances go up for a win but the Cardinal were outscored and the Cougars defense just held them in check to stay ahead.

#3 The Cougars had come off a win against the Cal Bears the Tuesday before they faced the Cardinal. WSU had four scorers in double figures but key factor was Noah Williams who wound up the lead scorer with 40 points an impressive total in college basketball.

#4 The Cougars defense was able to contain Oscar da Silva who scored only 11 points and Michael O’Connell was the Cardinal lead scorer with 17.

#5 The Oregon Ducks (14-9) are at Stanford tonight. The Ducks got whipped by USC in their last game 72-58 Monday night in Los Angeles. The Cardinal play host and after getting beat by the Cougars their going to be pressing too. Jerry, how do you see this match up tonight.

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Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Stanford gets ready for Big Game tonight at Cal

Stanford Cardinal forward Jaiden Delaire takes a shot against the USC Trojans on Tue Feb 2, 2021 at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto ( image)

Stanford podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Stanford Cardinal (10-6) were coming off three win in Tuesday night’s make up game in Santa Cruz and were trying for a third but the USC Trojans (13-3) who have been taking no prisoners all season dominated the Cardinal 72-66 to the Cardinal winning streak.

#2 It seemed like every time the Cardinal turned around on defense the Trojan’s Evan Mobley had the basketball and the Cardinal had a hard time stopping him with Mobley scoring as leading scorer with 23.

#3 The Cardinal had those past games where there were some very close games namely the win over UCLA something had to tell Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase that the Trojans were studying film because they led in both the first and second halves against the Cardinal.

#4 There is no doubt the Cardinal had enough talent to win the game against the Trojans they had both Jaiden Delaire with 22 points and Michael O’Connell 20 points finishing in double figures but the Cardinal are also missing some players to injuries and Oscar da Silva scored only nine points.

#5. The Cardinal take on the Cal Bears (7-12) at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley tonight. Cal has lost two straight games and are in last place in the Pac 12. They did however beat USC 76-68 before going on the two game skid. Can you see the Bears giving the Cardinal some game tonight at the Pavilion?

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Trojans use late rally to upend Cardinal 72-66

Stanford Cardinal guard Michael O’Connell (5) dribbles against USC Trojans guard Tahj Eaddy (2) on Tue Feb 2, 2021’s make up game at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto ( photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Finally playing a home game at home for the first time this season, Stanford came up short in a makeup game with Southern California, losing 72-66 to the visiting Trojans in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

The game was originally postponed from Jan. 21 because of COVID-19 issues within the USC program.

Tahj Eaddy made two clutch baskets in the final minute to give the Trojans (14-3 overall, 8-2 Pac-12) their final margin of victory. It was their first win at Stanford (10-7, 6-5) since 2013.U

Jaiden Delaire and Michael O’Connell led the Cardinal with 22 and 20 points, respectively. Delaire was 10 of 16 shooting, including 2 or 4 on 3-pointers. O’Connell had four assists and six rebounds. Lukas Kisunas had seven of Stanford’s 28 rebounds.

Stanford played without starters Ziaire Williams, Bryce Wills and Daejon Davis, out due to COVID-19 protocol.

Evan Mobley was the top USC scorer with 23 points and led the Trojans with 11 rebounds. Drew Peterson was next with 15 points, followed by Tahj Eaddy with 14.

USC was 14 of 20 at the free throw line, while the Cardinal was 5 of 8.

Stanford travels to Berkeley to face California on Thursday, and will host the Golden Bears on Sunday.

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal can’t contain USC’s Mobley in second half loss

The USC Trojans Evan Mobley (4) seen here throwing down against the Washington Huskies on Thu Jan 14, 2021 finished with 25 points against the Cal Bears being the key offensive person to help the Trojans in the victory on Sat Jan 23, 2021 at Cal (AP News photo)

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips:

#1 The USC Trojans (12-3) Evan Mobley had himself quite a second half against the Cal Bears (7-10) on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion scoring 17 of his 25 points in the second half effective to help defeat the Bears 76-68.

#2 Cal saw those walls closing in in that second half and even with Matt Bradley back in the line up that still didn’t help get the Bears enough offense to win.

#3 Morris I just wanted to ask you about Ryan Betley whose been in a slump of late, he scored seven points and got two assists in Saturday’s game against USC.

#4 The Cal Bears Makale Foreman had a rough game against USC no assists and five points. Foreman had some good games earlier has trailed off some?

#5 The Bears hit the road their next game is on Thu Jan 28 which will be at Arizona State (4-7). ASU has struggled losing six out of their last seven games. The Bears are coming off a win at Utah(6-6), a close loss to UCLA (12-3) and the disappointing loss to USC Morris how do you see Cal and ASU matching up on Thursday?

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Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Lots of defense but Cal falls four points short to UCLA 61-57 at Haas Pavilion

The Cal Bears guard Ryan Betley (00) takes a jump shot against the UCLA Bruins guard Jaylen Clark (0) at Haas Pavilion on Thu Jan 21, 2021 ( photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca:

#1 Michael, Cal tried to keep within range of one of the Pac 12’s best the UCLA Bruins but it wasn’t enough in a four point loss 61-57.

#2 For all their effort Cal took a 36-32 half time lead and maybe some confidence they might pull another upset off like they did in Utah last Saturday.

#3 The Bruins one to never give up stayed just ahead of Cal winning the second half of the game 29-21 which ended up being a four point win for UCLA.

#4 Despite the loss it was close and the Bears seemed to have improved their play. They beat the Utah Utes in a nine point game in Utah and played a close game with the Bruins has Cal head coach Mark Fox improved both offense and defense and has he changed the playbook to improve the recent games?

#5 Cal gets another test as they face another big force in the Pac 12 the USC Trojans. The Trojans last game on Thursday night against Stanford was canceled due to Coronavirus protocols if they can get healthy for Saturday how do you see Cal matching up with the Trojans?

Michael Duca does the Cal Bears podcasts each Friday at

Cardinal, Trojans postpone Pac-12 contest

Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz was empty of the USC Trojans and the Stanford Cardinal as the game was postponed on Thu Jan 21, 2021 due to Coronavirus protocol issues concerning USC (Dream Inn file photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, January 21, 2021

For the second time in its conference schedule this season, Stanford had to postpone a men’s basketball game.

The Cardinal’s Jan. 21 Pac-12 game against Southern California, scheduled to be played in Santa Cruz, was postponed due to a COVID-19 issue within the USC program.

The Pac-12 said it would work with both Stanford and USC to find a mutually agreeable date to reschedule the game.

The Cardinal (8-5 overall, 4-3 Pac-12) continue their season on Saturday against UCLA at Santa Cruz in a game to be televised by Fox. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. Pacific.


Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Stanford to face USC team that’s on a roll today in Santa Cruz

The USC Trojans forward Isiah Mobley (right) works his way under the basket while the Washington Huskies Nate Roberts (1) tries to prevent Mobley from scoring in the second half of Thu Jan 14, 2021’s game at USC (AP News photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry two tough loses on the road in Buffalo (11-3) and in Utah (5-6) for the Stanford Cardinal (8-5) men’s team who now 6th in the Pac 12 how much did those two loses shave off their post season chances last week.

#2 Let’s take a look at last Thu Jan 14th’s game in Utah. The Cardinal were outmatched in both the first half 34-25 in the second half 45-40 as the Cardinal got out scored by the Utes 79-65.

#3 In Colorado on Sat Jan 16th the Buffaloes came out hitting baskets and in the first half came away with a 40-26 lead for the second half while the Cardinal defense improved and the Cardinal came close 38-37 it wasn’t enough as the Stanford took a 77-64, 13 point loss.

#4 Jerry, Oscar da Silva was doing a lot of the heavy lifting on Saturday leading the Cardinal in scoring with 22 points. da Silva no doubt has made the difference in some of the Cardinal victories this season.

#5 The USC Trojans (11-2) are at Stanford today for a 2:00pm tip off. The Trojans had a six game win streak going into Oregon State (6-5) on Tuesday night. They’ve been getting some great scoring help from Isaiah and Evan Mobley. Taking a look at the Trojans how do you see today’s match up in Santa Cruz for Cardinal.

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