ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon sophomore quarterback Austin Dodge only played one half in Saturday’s 68-22 victory over Eastern Oregon. Yet that was enough to earn him the NAIA National Football Offensive Player of the Week award. Earlier in the day, the Frontier Conference named Dodge the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Dodge completed 23 of 30 pass attempts for 468 yards and five touchdowns in spotting the Raiders to a 51-7 halftime lead over the Mountaineers. With the team holding such a huge lead, the Raiders coaches went to Dodge’s backup in order to rest their star for two upcoming road games.
The 468 passing yards ranks fourth in history on SOU’s list of single-game totals and the total offense of over 700 yards was the most ever for a Raiders team. Dodge currently leads the NAIA in total offense and passing yards.
Dodge is the ninth Raider to be named NAIA Player of the Week.