ASHLAND, Ore. – The SOU offense built up an early lead and the defense protected it as the Raiders dominated Dickinson State 45-7 at Raider Stadium. Austin Dodge led the way for Southern Oregon, throwing for 304 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Dodge led the Raiders to 21 points in the first five minutes of the game. The sophomore quarterback connected with Patrick Donahue on a 61 yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage. The two also hooked up on a 50 yard score to give SOU a 21-0 lead. Between those two scores was a 91 yard touchdown run by Manny Barragan.
The Raiders offense totaled 646 yards in the game, with nearly 500 of them coming in the first half. Just as impressive as the Raiders’ offense was their defense. One game after giving up 52 points and nearly 700 yards to Rocky Mountain College, SOU held the Blue Hawks to just 212 yards of total offense. Kalii Robinson led the Raiders with 13 tackles, while Juwan Brown recorded three sacks.
With the win, SOU improves to 2-1 in the Frontier Conference. The Raiders next game is Saturday, September 29th at Montana Tech.