Saturday, December 19, 2015

Marian Knights: 2015 NAIA Football National Champions



The Southern Oregon Raiders fell to Marian of Indiana 31-14 in the NAIA football title game in Daytona Beach, Florida. 
It was a rematch of the 2014 championship that saw the Raiders win 55-31.

What: No. 7 Southern Oregon Raiders (11-2) vs. No. 6 Marian (Indiana) Knights (11-2) in NAIA championship game
When: 3 p.m. PST Saturday
Where: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Florida. Capacity: 9,600
TV channel: None
Live stream: Cable, satellite and internet customers who subscribe to ESPN can stream the game at ESPN3.com or via the Watch ESPN app.
Forecast at kickoff: Clear, 57 degrees
Second half updates:
Ryan Retzlaff's scores his second touchdown of the game on a 10-yard pass from Tanner Trosin.  Southern Oregon cuts Marian's lead to 31-14 with 50 seconds left in the game.
Marian kicker Matt Plesac connects on a 37-yard field goal and makes it 31-7 with 5:39 remaining in the game.
Krishawn Hogan drags a couple Raiders into the end zone for a 55-yd touchdown. He's up to 147 receiving yards, his 12th straight 100-yard game. Marian leads Southern Oregon 28-7 with 7:57 left in the game.
Tanner Trosin bounces a backward pass to Jeremy Scottow, who fires 32 yards into the end zone to Ryan Retlzaff. Southern Oregon narrows Marian's lead 21-7 with 11:28 left in the game.
Maurice Woodard runs in another touchdown, this time from 18-yards out. Marian went 69 yards on eight plays during the scoring drive and leads Southern Oregon 21-0 with 14:20 left in the game.
First half updates:
Krishawn Hogan scores on a 2-yard keeper to extend Marian's lead to 14-0 with 1:05 remaining in the second quarter.
Marian's Maurice Woodward strikes first with a 19-yard touchdown rush to cap a 13-play, 76-yard drive. The Knights lead the Raiders 7-0 with 4:55 left to play in the first half.
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