Raiders test Menlo College Saturday
Southern Oregon University's football team will take two Columbia FootballAssociation players of the week on the road for a game against Menlo Collegein Atherton, Calif., on Saturday.
The game will start at — p.m. at Conner Field in Atherton.
Sophomore defensive end R.J. Josephson, a former Eagle Point High player,was named CFA Defensive Player of the Week for his eight tackles in a 39-9win over Lewis & Clark College in Portland last Saturday.
Junior tailback Griff Yates, a sophomore from Coquille, rushed for 194yards and scored two touchdowns in the win over Lewis & Clark. He wasnamed Offensive Player of the Week.
The Raiders (1-1) will try to put their overall record on the plus sideand continue their rise in CFA statistical categories. Southern Oregon leadsthe CFA in total defense, giving up 238.6 yards per game. The Raiders ranksecond in total offense with an average of 424.5 yards a game and firstin rushing (273 yards a game).
Yates leads the CFA in rushing with 352 yards in two games, an averageof 176 per game.
Flanker-running back Tommy Selden of SOU leads the CFA in all-purposeyards with 388. Yates is second with 358.
Southern Oregon totaled 544 total yards to 171 by Lewis & Clark.Southern Oregon achieved its largest margin of victory since 1990.
Menlo (1-2) is an NCAA Division III team. The Oaks opened their seasonwith a 32-21 win over Cal Lutheran. They lost to Central Missouri (53-13)and to Whittier (26-20).
Senior quarterback Jon DeVille has completed 54 of 106 passes for 641yards and five touchdowns.
Cornelius Ruff has caught 24 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns.Dan Nguyen leads Menlo in rushing with 166 yards.
Menlo Athletic Director Craig Walsh is a son of former San Francisco49ers and Stanford University head coach Bill Walsh. Former Stanford receiverKen Margerum is the head coach of the Oaks.