No. 6 Trojans upset by Stanford in Pac-12 opener

first_imgStanford rallied from a double-digit first half deficit to upset the No. 6-ranked Trojans, 41-31, handing them their first loss of the season on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.USC (2-1, 0-1), which lost its Pac-12 opener for only the third time in its last eight tries, jumped out to an early 21-10 lead behind a five-yard touchdown run on the team’s first drive of the game by senior Tre Madden and a couple of passing touchdowns from redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler to redshirt sophomore Steven Mitchell Jr. and sophomore JuJu Smith-Schuster.Stanford (2-1, 1-0), however, did not panic with fifth-year quarterback Kevin Hogan and the Cardinal offense accumulating 474 yards in total offense on its way to outscoring the Trojans 31-10 from that point on to secure the Pac-12 upset on the road and, for Hogan, the first win over USC in his career.“Stanford came ready to play like we knew they would,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said. “They are an extremely well coached football team and came out and executed their game plan on a high level.”Coming into the game as double-digit underdogs, Stanford snapped USC’s two-game winning streak in the two team’s Pac-12 rivalry and also gave it its fourth win out of its last five visits to Los Angeles.With starting cornerback Kevon Seymour out, the USC secondary struggled to contain the Stanford passing game and Hogan finished the game 18-for-23 for 279 yards and two touchdowns. Kessler quietly posted a three-touchdown game, while going 25-for-32 for 272 yards.The Stanford ground game also gave the Trojans defense trouble, accounting for 218 yards on the ground led by sophomore Christian McCaffrey who rushed for 120 yards on 26 carries. Fifth-year senior running back Remound Wright punched the ball into the end zone three times for the Cardinal, with two of them coming consecutively to give Stanford a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter.“We had them in situations, but we didn’t execute and we couldn’t get them off the field,” junior linebacker Su’a Cravens said. “They were able to make some long drives, [and] it was hard to stop them.”The Cardinal trailed USC 21-17 late in the second quarter before Hogan marched his offense down in a two-minute drill that was capped with a 17-yard touchdown pass to fifth-year senior Devon Cajuste to give Stanford a 24-21 lead at halftime.The Trojans forced the Stanford offense to a three-and-out to begin the second half and retook the lead after a one-yard touchdown pass from Kessler to Mitchell, their second connection of the game. Stanford, though would recapture the lead after a Wright touchdown with almost five minutes left in the third quarter and would never give it back.“I thought we came out with good energy, got a stop and went down and scored, but we have to look at the tape and see what needs to be done,” Sarkisian said.A 46-yard field goal by Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina with 2:27 remaining made it a two-possession game and sealed the deal late in the game for the Cardinal.The Trojans were especially hurt in penalties. The team was penalized eight times, which accumulated for 87 yards including a few in critical moments. Sophomore Adoree’ Jackson ran a kickoff back for a touchdown in the second quarter, but it was nullified by a holding penalty, to go along with a personal foul penalty by Smith-Schuster that sent the offense back to its own seven-yard line.“Some drives we had some momentum but penalties killed us,” Kessler said.The ball was also in the hands of the Cardinal for the majority of the game, wining the time-of-possession battle by almost double, 39:29-20:31.“It hurt the rhythm a little bit,” Kessler said. “We have to capitalize when we do get possession.”The preseason Pac-12 favorite, USC failed what was deemed its first true test of the season after handily beating its previous two Sun-Belt opponents by almost 100 points combined.“Football is a humbling sport,” Sarkisian said. “Emotions can go from high to low quickly … We need to play football the way we’re capable of playing.”After a three-game home to stand to start the season, the Trojans will look to rebound from the loss in its first road test next Saturday when they travel to Tempe, Arizona to take on Arizona State. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

Thursday March 12th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Bishop Garrigan beat West Fork 66-52 in the Class 1A semifinal round of the boys state basketball tournament on Wednesday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and Garrigan shot 54% from the field, including 13-of-17 in the second half, while West Fork only made 40% of their shots. Garrigan was led by John Joyce who had 17 points, Angelo Winkel with 16 and Cade Winkel with 13. West Fork coach Frank Schnoes says their goal of containing Garrigan’s top three scorers was a tough one to achieve.Schnoes says his team now has to rebound to this morning’s consolation game against Montezuma.Jakob Washington had 17 points while Brayden Vold added 12 to lead West Fork. You can hear the West Fork-Montezuma game this morning starting at 10:05 on AM-1300 KGLO. Garrigan will face Wapsie Valley in the 1A championship game tomorrow afternoon after beating Montezuma 57-42. TODAY:AM-1300 KGLO,, app — 1A boys consolation game — West Fork vs. Montezuma — pre-game 10:05, tipoff 10:20AM-1300 KGLO — Big Ten Tournament — Iowa vs. Minnesota — pre-game 12:30, tipoff 1:30 — 2A semifinals ThursdayBoyden-Hull 64, Camanche 49North Linn 79, Treynor 58 — 4A semifinals tonight6:30—#1 Ankeny Centennial (24-1) vs. #4 Waukee (22-2)8:15—#6 Ankeny (19-5) vs. #2 Cedar Falls (22-2) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Iowa State player and coach and current Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg left the school’s 89-64 loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament because of a cold. Hoiberg was in visible discomfort on the Cornhuskers’ bench. Doc Sadler took over after Hoiberg left the floor near the end of the loss. Nebraska did not make any players or coaches available to the media after the game. Hoiberg was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. — 3A semifinals this afternoon2:00—#1 Norwalk (22-3) vs. #5 Ballard (19-6)3:45—#7 Clear Creek-Amana (20-5) vs. #6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (15-10) — 4A quarterfinals WednesdayAnkeny 68, Iowa City West 54Cedar Falls 64, Dowling 62 PORT HURON, MICHIGAN— If you planned on heading out to Michigan to watch the NIACC women’s basketball team at the national tournament, you will have to put your plans on hold. With the first cases of COVID-19 being detected in Michigan, the state has limited all public events to no more than 100 spectators. In order to comply with the Michigan protocol, the NJCAA has made the decision to limit the Division II women’s basketball tournament in Port Huron to student-athletes, coaches, team personnel and necessary college administrators. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Oklahoma State’s Isaac Likekele (likely) went coast-to-coast for the go-ahead layup with 3.8 seconds left, lifting the eighth-seeded Cowboys to a 72-71 victory over No. 9 seed Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday night. Likekele finished with 21 points for the Cowboys, who advanced to play No. 1 Kansas in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Cameron McGriff added 17 points and Yor Anei finished with 12 for Oklahoma State while Prentiss Nixon led Iowa State with 25 points. Michael Jacobson had 13 and Tre Jackson had 10 for the Cyclones.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Voters leave as fingerprint machines malfunction

first_imgVoters across the constituency of Eastern St Andrew are leaving polling stations due to what they say are malfunctioning finger print machines. Both JLP and PNP outdoor agents told The Gleaner that voters were turning back because of the long lines and wait time. “The people can’t take the long wait so some of them a leave because the machines not working,” an agent told The Gleaner. The supervisors at Jamaica College, St. Margaret Anglican Church and the Mountain View New Testament Church say they have reported the issue to the Electoral Office of Jamaica and are working to have the machines up and running as soon as possiblelast_img read more