Dodge Named NAIA Player of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — The NAIA Awards Banquet was held at the team hotel. Both Marian and Southern Oregon attended. There were gift exchanges. Craig Howard received a standing ovation,but it was all capped off with the presentation of the Player of the Year award. The winner of that award, for the first time in … Continue reading »

Raiders Talk to Florida High Schoolers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Tuesday was Southern Oregon’s first full day in Daytona Beach. While the players got a practice in, they also took some time away from football. The Raiders visited Mainland High School to talk to student athletes about character, strength and honor. It was a chance for the Mainland students to hear … Continue reading »

Raiders Going to National Championship

Story updated to include highlights and post game reaction. CHICAGO, Ill. — The SOU Raiders are going to the NAIA National Championship for the first time ever after a dominating 62-37 win over St. Xavier University. Trailing 17-10 after the first quarter, the Raiders scored 31 unanswered to take control of the game. SOU tied … Continue reading »

SOU Upsets #1 Carroll in Quarterfinals

Story updated to include highlights of SOU’s win. HELENA, Mont. — The last time the SOU Raiders went to Carroll College, they nearly completed an improbable fourth quarter comeback. Saturday against the Saints, the Raiders started the comeback a little earlier. SOU trailed 35-18 in the second half, but rallied to beat the top ranked … Continue reading »

Retzlaff Carries SOU Past Montana Tech

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics BUTTE, Mont. – The fifth-ranked Southern Oregon University football team escaped early trouble Saturday afternoon with the help of receiver Dylan Young (Salem, Ore./North Salem)’s milestone day and toppled Montana Tech, 45-33, at Alumni Coliseum. The Raiders (9-1 overall, 8-1 Frontier Conference) matched three other SOU squads for the program … Continue reading »

Raiders Knock Off Battlin’ Bears 45-28

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Southern Oregon offense continues to find its groove late in the regular season as the 5th ranked Raiders took down 21st ranked Rocky Mountain College at Raider Stadium on Saturday. NAIA record holder Austin Dodge threw for 350 yards on 21-31 passing with four touchdowns and one interception. Dodge spread the … Continue reading »

Dodge, Raiders Rout College of Idaho

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics CALDWELL, Idaho –Fans at College of Idaho’s Simplot Stadium were introduced to the right arm of Austin Dodge (Vancouver, Wash./Skyview) on Saturday afternoon. After seventh-ranked Southern Oregon’s 66-16 win, the good news is they’ll never have to see it again. The Raiders (7-1 overall, 6-1 Frontier Conference) got loose in … Continue reading »

Raiders Comeback Falls Short

HELENA, Mt. — The SOU Raiders nearly erased a 15 point deficit in the last five minutes of the game, but a failed two point conversion led to a 42-40 loss to Carroll College on Saturday. The loss is the Raiders first of the season. SOU’s offense struggled in the first half, trailing 21-6 at … Continue reading »

Not On Our Turf: SOU Wins 31-6

ASHLAND, Ore. – On the new turf at Raider Stadium, a shutout bid came up short, but the Southern Oregon Raider defense is more than pleased after allowing only two field goals in a 31-6 win over Montana Western on Saturday. SOU’s offense was uncharacteristically quiet in the first half, but the defense carried the … Continue reading »

Dodge Breaks Two NAIA Records in SOU Win

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics HAVRE, Mont. – Southern Oregon senior quarterback Austin Dodge (Vancouver, Wash./Skyview) became the NAIA’s new career record-holder for touchdown passes and passing yards with five regular-season games to spare Saturday, pushing the seventh-ranked Raiders to a 45-24 win at Montana State-Northern. Dodge completed 22 of 38 passes for six touchdown … Continue reading »

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