Raiders Erupt in Second Half, Beat MSUN

ASHLAND, Ore. — Austin Dodge threw five touchdown passes and Southern Oregon scored 55 unanswered points as the Raiders beat #18 MSU-Northern 55-28 Saturday at Raider Stadium. The game got off to an unusually slow start for the Raiders, who led just 10-7 at the half. SOU came out on fire in the third quarter … Continue reading »

Retzlaffs Post Montana Tech Game

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon wide receivers Ryan and Matt Retzlaff react to Southern Oregon’s 59-32 win over Montana Tech. The former South Medford brothers combined for 19 receptions, 352 yards and six touchdowns in the Frontier Conference rout.

Dodge Throws 8 TDs, Raiders Rout Diggers

ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU quarterback Austin Dodge broke a school record with eight passing touchdowns and the Raiders won their third straight game, beating Montana Tech 59-32 at Raider Stadium. Dodge also threw for 559 yards as the Raiders improved their conference record to 3-2. The game looked like it might be over early, as … Continue reading »

Retzlaffs React to Historic Day

ASHLAND, Ore. – In Southern Oregon’s thrashing of Eastern Oregon on Saturday, Ryan Retzlaff finished with eight receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown. It was one of the best performances of his career, but somehow he wasn’t even the most productive Retzlaff on the field. Ryan’s brother Matt finished with an astounding 10 receptions, … Continue reading »

Retzlaffs Carry SOU to First 2013 Win

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Southern Oregon University football conjured a foolproof remedy to its recent late-game woes on Saturday: put up the second-highest point total in program history and leave Eastern Oregon behind well before the final buzzer. The Raiders bolted to a 27-point halftime lead en route to … Continue reading »

SOU Rivalry Within

ASHLAND, Ore. – They’re all teammates now, but there was a time when they were all heated rivals. “It was Union, Camas or Skyview that were the top three every year,” Southern Oregon offensive lineman Max Proudfit says. “It was nothing short of a championship for us every single time,” Southern Oregon offensive lineman Dylan … Continue reading »

Raiders Fall to Rocky Mountain 35-30

Courtesy: SOU Sports Information GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The offense still puts up video game numbers. The defense is still capable of coming up with big stops. And the 14th-ranked Southern Oregon University football team still has a thorn in its side in the form of Rocky Mountain College. For the second straight season, the Battlin’ … Continue reading »

Raiders Feature New Road Uniforms

ASHLAND, Ore. – When Craig Howard took over as the Southern Oregon head football coach in 2011, he faced a variety of challenges. The Raiders were 8-21 in three prior seasons, and they were an independent team leaving them out of any conference championships. Within two years, however, Howard led SOU to the top of … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Clay Sierra

College football coaches factor in a number of different characteristics when recruiting. For Southern Oregon’s Clay Sierra, experience wasn’t one of them. “I’m a basketball player,” said Sierra. “So I did that in high school and they weren’t really big fans of playing both sports.” Sierra didn’t want to play basketball in college, so after … Continue reading »

McKenzie Re-Signs with Jacksonville

Courtesy: SOU Raiders Athletics JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With National Football League fall camps beginning this week across the country, former Southern Oregon wide receiver Cole McKenzie will represent the Raiders 3,000 miles away from Ashland as he tries to earn a spot on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2013 roster. After signing with the Jaguars as an undrafted free … Continue reading »

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