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NAIA football – Massey Ratings update

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With Montana Tech beating Montana Western and the Raiders winning or losing by a touchdown or less in each of their five Frontier Conference contests, one thing is for sure: parity is alive and well in the Frontier Conference. The only Frontier Conference team with a chance of not winning a conference game is Montana Northern, yet they beat their only non-Frontier Conference opponent (on the road no less and against a team that is .500 when not playing Frontier Conference opponents). Add to this mix the fact that Rocky beat, on the road, Dickinson State–a team the coaches believe is in the top 14 and 5-0 when not playing Frontier Conference teams–and you can see the Frontier Conference is a few cuts above the rest.

Massey sees this; the coaches do not. Therefore, Massey has the College of Idaho at #1 and seven Frontier Conference teams in the top 19. SOU comes in at #8 with the most difficult schedule in the NAIA. The Raiders are the only team that has come close to beating the College of Idaho. The coaches are unlikely to ever put the Raiders back in the top twenty this season. Instead they have Kansas Wesleyan at #2. Massey has Kansas Wesleyan at #22!

Southern Oregon travels to Eastern Oregon this weekend. Massey gives SOU a 67% chance of winning in making them 6-point favorites.

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Parker Randle and Jordan Suell celebrate a touchdown

Gameday! (night actually)

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Details here.

Happy birthday, Quad Clemmons!

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Happy birthday, Collin Crown!

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Collin Crown

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Saturday’s agenda

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Jordan Suell and Anthony Swanson

1 p.m.

Three wins yesterday–all against tough opponents. Wow! Two more today?

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Maddie Pernich

7 p.m.

Football gameday

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Tra Forrest with the QB strip

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As mentioned last week, the Raiders 0-3 start does not mean postseason hopes are over. Although SOU isn’t ranked in the coaches’ poll, Massey moved the Raiders up in their rankings to #16 after the narrow loss on the road to #4 College of Idaho. Massey gives the Raiders at least a 42% chance (individually, not in total) of winning their remaining regular season games despite the 0-3 start.

For today’s game, even though it’s at Montana Tech who beat Eastern Oregon easily on the road, Massey favors SOU by 1 point. A win will go a long way to righting the ship and propelling the Raiders onward and upward as they begin an easier portion of their schedule–the hardest schedule in the NAIA according to Massey.

More details on today’s game here.

Raiders vs. Yotes

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Addison Whitham

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Details about today’s game can be found here.

A few things…

I’ve heard people talk about how the Raiders season is already over after losing their first couple games. Not true. The Sacramento State game means next to nothing–especially considering how well Sac State fared against Arizona State last weekend.

Southern Oregon has had problems with Eastern Oregon at home over the last several years. Last Saturday wasn’t an exception. SOU lost to EOU at home in 2014 too, and look how that season turned out for the Raiders.

Massey has the Raiders as 7-point underdogs at College of Idaho. However, if the Raiders win (and Massey gives Southern Oregon a 32% chance of doing so), they will possibly be in a tie for first place in the conference. Even if they lose, SOU still gets to face Eastern Oregon again (at a venue they have done very well at) and College of Idaho at home to make amends for the early losses.

In summary, the season is far from over–regardless of what happens today, and a win today can quickly move them back into pole position.

Football in Ashland today

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Michael Chisley

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SOU football set for home opener

Hornet Stadium

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The Raiders open their Frontier Conference season in Ashland on Saturday at 1 against Eastern Oregon University. Massey has favored the Raiders to win by 10 points. (BTW, Massey gave the Raiders just a 4% chance of beating Sac State last weekend, where today’s photo was taken, but gives SOU a 75% chance of victory this week.)

2 days to go…

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