ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, but the Raiders are still very much in contention for a postseason run, and a good reason for that is the improvement on defense. A team known for its offense is starting to turn heads on the other side of the ball. … Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics LA GRANDE, Ore. — There was nothing all that aesthetically pleasing, neither on the field nor on the stat sheet, about the Southern Oregon University football team’s 35-31 win Saturday afternoon at Eastern Oregon’s Community Stadium. That spotless 3-0 record doesn’t look so bad though. The 22nd-ranked Raiders (2-0 Frontier … Continue reading »
ASHLAND, Ore. — In his senior season, Austin Dodge has become the face of the Southern Oregon University football team, but on Saturday it was Dodge’s teammates that carried the Raiders to their biggest win in two years. SOU’s defense clamped down in the 4th quarter and running back Melvin Mason rushed for 202 yards … Continue reading »
ASHLAND, Ore. – On Friday NewsWatch 12′s Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman faced the biggest challenge of their sports journalism careers: coaching in the SOU Spring Game. Leone’s White Team snuck by Kamerman’s Red Team 26-19, and after the game they asked each other and the players about their first experience coaching college football.
ASHLAND, Ore. A proposed rule change in college football would deliver a significant blow to up-tempo offenses like Southern Oregon and the University of Oregon. If approved, the change would force offenses to wait 10 seconds after the play clock starts running before they can snap the ball. Typically the SOU offense snaps the ball … Continue reading »
Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics HELENA, Mont. – The Southern Oregon Raiders are the defending Frontier Conference champions, but Carroll College still rules the league. SOU couldn’t overcome the biggest home field advantage in the NAIA on Saturday afternoon, and its Frontier Conference title hopes took a major blow as a result. Five turnovers doomed … Continue reading »
ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon wide receivers Ryan and Matt Retzlaff react to Southern Oregon’s 59-32 win over Montana Tech. The former South Medford brothers combined for 19 receptions, 352 yards and six touchdowns in the Frontier Conference rout.