Stanford advances to NIT Final Four, beats Nevada 84-56


Stanford advances to NIT Final Four, beats Nevada 84-56


STANFORD -- Josh Owens and Chasson Randle each scored 15 points to help Stanford beat Nevada 84-56 on Wednesday night, earning the Cardinal a spot in the NIT semifinals.Josh Huestis added 12 points for the Cardinal (24-11), who will meet UMass at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Aaron Bright had 10 points for Stanford.Malik Story scored 14 points to lead the Wolf Pack (28-7), who had won six of their previous seven games. Deonte Burton added 13 points and Olek Czyz had 11.The Cardinal, who were ahead 42-27 at the break and led by as many as 32, set a school record with their 17th win at home.

Stanford crumbles to Colorado in McCaffrey's return


Stanford crumbles to Colorado in McCaffrey's return


STANFORD -- Phillip Lindsay rushed for 131 yards despite being held out most of the second half and Colorado overcame a sloppy day offensively to beat Stanford 10-5 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the first time in a decade.

Chris Graham kicked a 23-yard field goal with 2:13 remaining after being benched following two earlier misses, propelling the Buffaloes to their first win over the Cardinal since joining the Pac-12 in 2011.

Colorado (6-2, 4-1) went into the day tied with Utah for first place in the South division and inched one step closer toward a possible berth in the conference title game despite an off day by the offense.

The Buffaloes missed three field goals and had a touchdown called back by a pass interference penalty but held the Cardinal to three points while winning for the fourth time in five games. Quarterback Sefo Liufau passed for 135 yards with one touchdown despite being sacked six times.

Stanford (4-3, 2-3) failed to score a touchdown for the first time this season despite getting running back Christian McCaffrey back in the lineup.

The Buffaloes intercepted Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns three times, twice on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter to stall the Cardinal's comeback hopes.


COLORADO: It wasn't pretty any stretch of the imagination but coach Mike MacIntyre will take the Buffaloes first win against the Cardinal since 1990. Colorado continues to control its own destiny and has a Nov. 26 showdown with Utah looming that could decide which team goes to the Pac-12 title game.

STANFORD: The Cardinal have lost three of four and are in danger of missing out on the postseason. Losing to a beefed-up Colorado team shouldn't hurt too much but this was a game Stanford needed to get back on track. Instead, it's another loss and another week of pondering what went wrong for coach David Shaw and his staff.


COLORADO: The Buffaloes host UCLA on Nov. 3 and have put up nearly 1,100 yards of offense combined in the last two meetings with the Bruins but lost both times.

STANFORD: The Cardinal play at Arizona next Saturday and have won four straight and nine of the last 11 games against the Wildcats. Arizona was idle this week and has lost four consecutive games going in while being outscored 164-89.

SDSU RB breaks two of Faulk's records in win over San Jose State


SDSU RB breaks two of Faulk's records in win over San Jose State


SAN DIEGO -- Donnel Pumphrey Jr. ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns to break two school records and San Diego State rolled to a 42-3 victory over San Jose State on Friday night.

Rashaad Penny added 105 yards and three scores, including a career-best 73-yarder to close the scoring with 1 second left in the third quarter for the Aztecs (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West).

Pumphrey, the nation's leading rusher with 1,246 yards, has 58 career rushing touchdowns and 63 touchdowns overall, breaking Marshall Faulk's school records.

Christian Chapman completed 13 of 18 passes for 167 yards and a 4-yard touchdown to David Wells to open the scoring.

The Spartans (2-6, 1-3) were limited to 203 yards while the Aztecs had 444, 277 on the ground.

San Diego State's defense has not allowed a touchdown to a conference opponent in 12 quarters and has a 14-game winning streak against MWC teams.