NAIA Southern Oregon has put together one of the most impressive offenses in the country, regardless of level.
Craig Howard, who is in his second season with the program, has led the program to a 9-2 record and the school’s first playoff victory this season. Offensively, the Raiders have put up 589 points and over 7,100 yards of total offense. To put that in perspective, the #1 offense in the FBS (Louisiana Tech) has just under 6,400 yards of total offense so far this season.
They lead all NAIA teams in total offense by more than 170 yards per game (656) and have hit the 45 point mark in ten of their eleven games, and reached the 60 point mark four times in their final six games of the regular season
Individually, Southern Oregon’s offense has produced a 1,200 yard rusher, two 1,300 yard receivers, and a quarterback that is just shy of 5,000 yards passing. Very impressive.
Below is the video that the team watched just before taking the field against Carroll College, which was named the NAIA national game of the week. You can see that this staff has done an impressive job of putting their playmakers in a great positions to make plays, and that they understand how to motivate a group of young men.
Listen to one of the assistants opening lines. Jim Harbaugh would definitely like it.