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SOU Raiders win, return to national championship game

Southern Oregon University will get the chance to defend its NAIA national championship following a 30-27 Football Championship Series victory over Morningside University today in Sioux City, Iowa.

Raider quarterback Tanner Trosin scored on a keeper on fourth-and-goal at the 5-yard line with 1:15 to play to put the Raiders in front.

Morningside drove downfield in the final minute and attempted a 41-yard field goal with 5 seconds left. The Raiders blocked it to end the game.

The title game will be a rematch of last year's championship. SOU (11-2) will face Marian, Ind., (11-2), a 45-14 winner over Saint Francis, Ind. The Raiders defeated Marian, 55-31, for its first national championship.

— Tim Trower