ASHLAND, Ore. — Frontier Conference champion Southern Oregon rolled to a 55-24 win over Dickinson State in the first round of the NAIA playoffs Saturday. (Stats)
Next up for the 11-0 Raiders is a road trip. Southern Oregon will play 11-0 Lindsey Wilson in Columbia, Kentucky. Lindsey Wilson beat Southeastern (Florida) 63-49 on Saturday. (Stats)
Tanner Trosin completed 30 of 42 passes for four touchdowns as the Raiders sent the Blue Hawks home, marking the third straight year Dickinson State ended its season with a first-round loss to the Frontier Conference champion.
Montana Tech beat Dickinson State in the first round the past two seasons in Butte.
Running back Rey Vega caught a pair of TD passes for SOU. Jordan Suell and Dominic Giampaoli also hauled in a score.
Hayden Gibson passed for 201 yards and two touchdowns for Dickinson. He was picked off twice.
NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FIRST ROUND RESULTS
No.1 Saint Francis (Ind.) 26, No.15 Benedictine (Kan.) 21
No.2 Reinhardt (Ga.) 39, No.14 Concordia (Mich.) 10
No.3 Morningside (Iowa) 63, No.16 Sterling (Kan.) 7
No.4 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 63, No.9 Southeastern (Fla.) 49
No.5 Southern Oregon 55, No.13 Dickinson State (N.D.) 24
No.12 Georgetown (Ky.) 36, No.6 Baker (Kan.) 33
No.10 Northwestern (Iowa) 55, No.7 Langston (Okla.) 7
No.8 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 39, No.11 Grand View (Iowa) 23
Northwestern (Iowa) at Saint Francis (Ind.)
Georgetown (Ky.) at Reinhardt (Ga.)
Saint Xavier (Ill.) at Morningside (Iowa)
Southern Oregon at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)