NCAAFB Podcast with Daniel Dullum: Crimson Tide go perfect; Central Florida stays undefeated; Clemson finishes undefeated: plus more

photo from al.com: Alabama defensive lineman LaBryan Ray (89) exits the field after the Iron Bowl Nov. 24, 2018

NCAAFB podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1) Poll and playoff update, coaching rumors Helton stays with USC Trojans contrary to the firing rumors, Texas Tech fires Kingsbury, Illinois Lovie Smith was extended for next season.

2) No. 1 – Alabama steamrolls Auburn to complete undefeated regular season

3) No. 9 – Central Florida remains unbeaten, loses quarterback McKenzie Milton to possible knee injury

4) No. 2 – Clemson is 12-0 after lopsided win over South Carolina State; Florida State’s bowl streak ends at 36 after loss to No. 11 Florida

5) Arizona State comes back for wild win over U of Arizona in Tucson, Sun Devils improve to 7-5; Minnesota reclaims Axe Trophy in win over Wisconsin 37-15; Stanford win over UCLA

Daniel Dullum is filling in for Michelle Richardson for the NCAAFB podcasts this week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Badgers hand Cardinal 62-46 loss in Battle 4 Atlantis tournament

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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wisconsin held off a late Stanford run and defeated the Cardinal 62-46 Wednesday in quarterfinal play of the Battle 4 Atlantis men’s basketball tournament at Imperial Arena in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

The loss evened Stanford’s record at 2-2.

Ethan Happ led the Badgers (4-0) with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Nate Reuvers blocked nine Cardinal shots, and Wisconsin earned a semifinal date with Oklahoma (4-0) on Thanksgiving Day.

Wisconsin also got 16 points from D’Mitrik Trice and 14 points from Brad Davidson – both sophomores.

Stanford pulled to within 44-42 following an Okpala 3-pointer that capped a 10-2 run with 6:51 left in the second half. From there, the Badgers used an 18-4 run over the final 6:02 of the second half to put the game away.

Wisconsin won despite shooting 43 percent from the field. The Badgers did not make a 3-pointer until the game’s final minute.

Stanford, meanwhile, fared much worse, hitting 27 percent from the field – 11 percent behind the 3-point arc (2 of 18). Happ did the job defensively, holding KZ Okpala to 2-of-12 field goal shooting and 11 points, well short of the 22.7 points per game he was averaging.

Okpala wasn’t the only Cardinal having problems offensively. Cormac Ryan was 1-of-9 and Daejon Davis was 3-of-13. Stanford scored 26 points in the paint, and 11 of its shots were blocked by Reuvers and Happ.

Stanford faces Florida in a consolation round game, starting at 4 p.m. PST.

Stanford vs Arizona State Preview

Stanford vs Arizona State Preview

by Jerry Feitelberg

The Stanford Cardinal hosts the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday September 21st at Stanford Stadium at 4pm.

The game should be a barnburner and Stanford will have its hands full with the dynamic ASU offense.

The Sun Devils are coached by Todd Graham. Graham is in his second year as head coach and had a winning season last as the Sun Devils went 8-5.

The Sun Devil offense is led by quarterback Taylor Kelly. Kelly has thrown for 13 touchdowns and has completed 105-of- 153 passes in his last five games going back to last season and has a quarterback rating of 169.86 during that period. One team will see its winning streak snapped this weekend.

ASU has won its last five and Stanford has a ten game winning streak going back to last year.

Stanford is ranked number 5 nationally while ASU is ranked 23rd. Stanford beat San Jose State and Army to open the season at 2-0 while ASU beat Sacramento State and Wisconsin. Saturday’s game will open the Pac-12 season for both teams.

ASU has a high powered passing game and has averaged 358 yards per game so far this season but they will be going up Stanford’s passing defense which is ranked 7th nationally and has allowed just 132 yards per game in the two games played.

Stanford’s offense ,led by quarterback Kevin Hogan and running back Ty Gaffney , will have to be at the top of their game. The Cardinal defense is hurting. Defensive end Henry Anderson will not be available as well as cornerback Barry Browning and linebacker Blake Martinez.

The pressure will be on Stanford to win. The Cardinal cannot afford to lose if it wants to be a national title contender. A Stanford loss might make the game with Oregon on November 7th a do-or-die situation for the North Division title.

ASU leads the series 16-11. Stanford won the last meeting between the two team in 2010 and the Cardinal has won five of the last six meetings between the two teams at Stanford Stadium dating back to 2000.