ASHLAND, Ore.—Southern Oregon and Reinhardt University are separated by over 2,500 miles.
Their offensive concepts, however, make it seem like the two football programs are from different planets.
The Raiders base their success on taking deep shots down the field via the passing game, while the Eagles concentrate their focus on the ground. Two polar opposite schemes create quite the entertaining matchup.
"It's not the first time we've played an all running team, it's just this style of an all running team,” SOU offensive coordinator Ken Fasnacht said. “Our league is not pass based, our league is run based and we're kind of the opposite of our league."
"Discipline. Discipline. Discipline. I can't say that word enough,” SOU defensive coordinator James Gravelle said. “Out of 741 snaps this year, they ran the ball 608... It's assignment football this week and our job is to take care of the person in front of them. We put together a pretty good game plan I believe now it's up to our kids to do their job."
On NewsWatch 12 at 6, Gravelle and Fasnacht went into great detail, explaining exactly what that game plan will look like come Saturday.