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Happy birthday, Zack Davis!

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Raiders back to #5 on Massey, should be #8 with coaches

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5-0 Southern Oregon slid one spot on Massey to #5 after yesterday’s narrow victory over Rocky. Massey had the Raiders as 11-point favorites. Rocky moved up to #12 on Massey, but the biased coaches will keep them out of the top 25.

Marian lost, for the second time this year, so the coaches will drop them (even though they lost to the #1 team), and the Raiders will move up in tomorrow’s coaches’ poll to #8.

SOU has a bye this coming weekend and will travel to Eastern Oregon on October 14. Massey has the Raiders as 4-point favorites in that one.

The new #9

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Jason Shelley

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The coaches were finally wise enough to realize that the Raiders 4-0 (with the 7th most difficult strength of schedule in the NAIA) was worth a bit more than Arizona Christian’s 4-0 (with the 82nd most difficult strength of schedule in the NAIA) in today’s rankings. The Raiders moved from #13 to #9 and will face the coaches’ #26 this Saturday.

Massey has Rocky Mountain at #13. Get your tickets early. You don’t want to be stuck in line when the Raiders are scoring early on (like some of the nearly 4,000 in attendance last Saturday).

Raiders @ #4 on Massey, should be (#9 or) #10 in coaches’ poll

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Massey was more impressed with Montana Tech’s trouncing of Eastern Oregon (by 48) than SOU’s win, even though SOU beat Massey’s spread of 16 (by 5) yesterday. Hence, Montana Tech moved into Massey’s #3 spot. Barring two upsets to the Raiders or Tech, the final game of the regular season, in which Southern Oregon will play at Montana Tech, is shaping up to be an absolute huge affair.

In tomorrow’s coaches’ poll SOU will likely move past St. Xavier, Southeastern, and Doane to come in at #10. There is a chance the Raiders can slip past Arizona Christian (who Massey has at #42) as well.

The 4-0 Raiders play at home again this coming Saturday. Massey has SOU as 11-point favorites against 3-2 Rocky.

Gameday!

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Jason Shelley and Bronsen Ader celebrate Ader’s 74-yard touchdown reception

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Massey Ratings has SOU as a 4-point favorite in today’s game at College of Idaho.

Happy birthday Jason Shelley!

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Jason Shelley

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The Whole Picture (29)

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Welcome to installment #29 in “The Whole Picture” in which I present the uncropped, higher resolution version of photos that SOURaiders.com have published. For prior editions click here. For higher resolution click on the photo before saving. As always, photos are best viewed on a big screen rather than a tiny phone screen.

Some of you may have found your way here through the link on souraiders.com. I have had several people email me asking questions about buying prints or about finding all of my photos for a certain sport.

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Raider Stadium

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Emma Gasman

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Lisa Elledge

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Matt Retzlaff

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Lauren McGowne

Frontier Conference Players of the Week

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Louis Desprez

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Jason Shelley

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Keegan Lawrence

SOU up to #2 in latest Massey Ratings

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Sean Tow averaged over 7 yards a carry in Saturday’s win over the Yotes

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Details about yesterday’s Raider win can be found here.

USF fell apart in the second half of yesterday’s game with Marian. That caused them to drop a couple of places in Massey Ratings. The NAIA coaches will likely do something similar, paving the way for Marian and Baker to receive home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Neither Marian or Baker have an even halfway decent opponent on their remaining schedules. SOU will still be #9 in Monday’s coaches poll. USF will likely drop to #5.

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Comments on the UC Davis game

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Jason Shelley with the touchdown catch that was ruled out of bounds

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At first glance, yesterday’s game looks like a bit of a blowout with a final score of 52-35. It remains to be seen if the NAIA coaches will punish the Raiders for losing to an NCAA D1 school when the new poll comes out on Monday. They probably will as strength of schedule isn’t something they seem to look at much. Don’t be surprised if they have Doane and maybe even Kansas Wesleyan ahead of SOU even though Massey Ratings has Doane at #17 and Kansas Wesleyan (who the Raiders beat 52-8 in the playoffs last year) at #50.

However, before saying UC Davis dominated SOU, let’s look a little closer at the stats. The Raiders actually gained more yards than UC Davis (653 to 617). Ignoring the interception on the “Hail Mary” at the end of the game, had the turnover differential been zero instead of -4, the Raiders probably would have won the game.

Even with the horrible turnover differential, had three plays been different (two blown calls by the officials and one mental error that turned into a very costly penalty) the final score may have been 42-38 in favor of SOU.

The first was in the second quarter with about 7 and a half minutes on the clock. The refs gave UC Davis a touchdown on a pass that was fairly clearly out of bounds. You can watch a replay of the game, BTW, here.

The second was on a third and long, the UC Davis quarterback threw a pass out of bounds. A late hit resulted in a UC Davis first down (instead of UC Davis being forced to punt on fourth and long) that turned into a touchdown for the Aggies. That TD would not have happened without the penalty against SOU.

The third was in the 3rd quarter with about 10 and a half minutes on the clock. A pass to Jason Shelley was caught in the back of the end zone. He got one foot down, which is all you need in college, and he didn’t bobble the ball at all. I have a series of photos showing this (one pictured above). You can also see it on the video. The official did not give the Raiders the earned touchdown, and SOU subsequently failed to score on the drive.

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