Coyotes football will host Southern Oregon Saturday

Coyotes football will host Southern Oregon Saturday After recording its first road win of the 2008 season, The University of South Dakota football team returns home Saturday, Nov. 8 to face Southern Oregon University. The Coyotes improved to 4-4 with an 63-0 win over North Greenville last week. Southern Oregon's last game was on Oct. 25 when it defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor, 40-28 in Ashland, OR. The Coyotes made the long trek to North Greenville worthwhile with a 63-0 win over the Crusaders on Saturday, Nov. 1. A 35-point second quarter outburst proved key for the Coyotes. USD had an interception return for a touchdown by Tyler Spease, a kickoff return for a touchdown by Jeremy Blount, three passing touchdowns by Noah Shepard, and rushing touchdowns from Shepard, Chris Ganious and Matt Lee in the win. The Coyotes outgained NGU, 521-101 and recorded their second shutout of 2008. Shepard was 10-for-12 passing for 125 yards and three scores. Ganious rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown. Dan Skelly, Dustin Nowotny and Brandon White all caught touchdowns for USD. Ryan Routh led the USD defense with seven tackles. Ko Quaye had a big game as well with five tackles (three for a loss), a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. A closer look at Southern Oregon Southern Oregon (3-5) is located in Ashland, Ore.,  and is an independent. In their last game on Oct. 25, the Raiders, who have won two straight, beat Mary Hardin-Baylor, 40-28. In that game, SOU receiver Brandon Stout had seven catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns.  Marlon Rosales leads SOU with 751 rushing yards and four touchdowns. New starting quarterback J.C. Hunsaker has thrown for 283 yards and three touchdowns in two starts. Darryl Price and Danny Patenaude each have 34 catches to lead the Raider receivers, while Kevin Harrell leads the SOU defense with 54 tackles.

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