Live: 115th Big Game between Cal and Stanford

California is ready to reclaim the Axe from rival Stanford in the Big Game, 30 years after The Play.

BERKELEY, Calif. -
5:30 p.m. - Final score: Stanford 21, Cal 7

1:55 p.m. - Is this Jeff Tedford's last Big Game? It certainly feels that way, as the Bears are getting pushed around on both sides of the ball.

Cal is being out-gained 301-88, and has just 4 net yards rushing on 14 carries.

Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes is 12-of-23 for 183 yards and one touchdown, while running back Stepfan Taylor has 82 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

Zach Maynard is 8-of-15 for 84 yards, Isis Sofele has 10 yards on six carries, and Keenan Allen has three receptions for 20 yards.

The Bears are 0 for 7 on third down.

Stanford 21, Cal 3 at the end of the first half

1:21 p.m. - Keenan Allen fumbles and Stanford scored on the next play with a 20-yard touchdown from Josh Nunes to Zach Ertz.

Stanford 21, Cal 3 with 8:15 left second quarter

1:04 p.m. - Stanford's dynamic duo of tight ends finally get into the act. Zach Ertz exploits a busted coverage for a 68-yard catch-and-run, while Levine Toilolo finishes the drive with a 9-yard touchdown from Kevin Hogan.

Stanford 14, Cal 3 with 12:12 left second quarter

12:58 p.m. - Despite an electric punt return from Keenan Allen and nifty catch-and-run from Brendan Bigelow, Cal can't capitalize and has to settle for a 21-yard field goal from Vincenzo D'Amato.

Stanford 7, Cal 3 with 13:47 left second quarter

12:40 p.m. - Capitalizing on a 37-yard Drew Terrell punt return to get the ball into Cal territory, Stanford strikes first on a 7-yard touchdown run from Stepfan Taylor. Taylor already has 58 yards on six carries, including an impressive 39-yard scamper up the middle.

Stanford 7, Cal 0 with 4:42 left first quarter

12:03 p.m. - Stanford leads the series 57-46-11 and has won two in a row, three of the last five.

11:45 a.m. - I was checking out the men's and women's basketball teams exhibition in the plaza adjacent to the press box, but did see cornerback Marc Anthony (bruised knee) moving around well and looking quite spry in warmups.

10:55 a.m. - In case you missed it, I opined on why Keenan Allen needs a Big Game win to secure his legacy at Cal.

10:45 a.m. - Good morning from Memorial Stadium, where the 115th Big Game between California and Stanford (noon, Fox).

Here is CSD On The Scene, considering the Golden Bears and a possible advantage on the perimeter.

Dan Greenspan is the publisher of Cal Sports Digest and writes about the Pac-12 for Fox Sports Next. Follow him on Twitter @DanGreenspan.


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