Raiders Hope for Hot Start to 2014

ASHLAND, Ore. — Austin Dodge and the Raiders offense looked sharp at SOU’s first scrimmage of the season and the defense also made some big plays. The Raiders expect big things this season, with ten starters returning from the nation’s top offense last year. Expectations for SOU outside of Ashland, aren’t quite as high. The … Continue reading »

Raiders Host Schools for Football Camp

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s the middle of June but the sights and sounds of football are all around Southern Oregon University. The Raiders are hosting their annual camp for high school teams. For one week, the schools that come are immersed in Raider football. The Raiders will go through many of the same drills that … Continue reading »

SOU’s Unofficial Pro Day

ASHLAND, Ore. – NAIA schools often get overlooked by NFL scouts so in the case of Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard, that means fighting for attention. “When you have good players and they have success on the field,” Howard says, “my obligation as a coach is to spread the word, and I get on … Continue reading »

Mountaineers Stun SOU, 38-37

ASHLAND, Ore. — The SOU Raiders turned the ball over five times including once in the final minute as Eastern Oregon upset #25 Southern Oregon 38-37 at Raider Stadium. The Raiders were previously unbeaten on their home field in three years under Craig Howard. SOU held a 37-24 lead in the second half when the … Continue reading »

Raiders Rout Montana Western 51-16

ASHLAND, Ore. — Austin Dodge threw seven touchdowns and the Southern Oregon Raiders overcame four first half turnovers as they beat Montana Western 51-16 at Raider Stadium on Saturday. Much like the Raiders’ game against MSU-Northern, SOU stumbled out of the gate against the Bulldogs. Austin Dodge threw a first half pick, and the Raiders … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

SOU Defense Wins Round Two

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Southern Oregon spring tour through the Rogue Valley made its way to Grants Pass for the Raiders’ second scrimmage. SOU played a night scrimmage at Mel Ingram Stadium at Grants Pass High School. Last week at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford, the Raiders offense stole the show. Austin Dodge and Chris … Continue reading »

Redshirts Shine in First SOU Scrimmage

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Raiders strapped on the pads and got back into competitive action on Saturday at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford. It was the Raiders first scrimmage of the spring season, and it was a chance for the coaches to get a glimpse at the future. Specifically, SOU head coach Craig Howard … Continue reading »

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