The Southern Oregon University football team stayed alive in the NAIA football playoffs Saturday by winning at Lindsey Wilson 34-29 in a game at Columbia, Ky.
The Raiders won with a dramatic late score after taking the ball at their own 25 with 2 minutes and 15 seconds to go trailing 29-28.
Tanner Trosin completed four passes on the winning drive, capped by a 6-yard run by Rey Vega with 47 seconds to go.
Vega scored two touchdowns and Trosin had a pair of touchdown passes for Southern Oregon, the only road team to win in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Next up for the No. 5 Raiders will be No. 2 Reinhardt of Georgia, which beat Georgetown (Kentucky), 17-10 on Saturday.
The Raiders, who are 12-0, have won six road playoff games in the past four years.
Lindsey Wilson finished 11-1. The Blue Raiders had one last chance Saturday, reaching the Southern Oregon 23-yard line, but defensive end Sean Rogers sacked quarterback Dylan Beasley an Noah Johnson recovered the fumble to seal the win for the Raiders.
Top-ranked Saint Francis of Indiana meets No. 3 Morningside (Iowa) in the other semifinal.
Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Linfield 0: The Wildcats saw their season end in Belton, Texas, with a shutout loss to top-ranked Mary Hardin Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Linfield suffered its only two losses this season to the Cru.
Carl Robinson had a touchdown run and a touchdown pass for Mary Hardin-Baylor, but it was the defense that keyed the win. The Cru became the first team in 16 years to shut out Linfield.
Mary Hardin-Baylor also got a blocked punt by Justis Kelly at the end of Linfield’s first possession, leading to a 17-yard scoring run by Bryce Wilkerson.
Linfield didn’t have a first down on any of its first five possessions and had just 48 yards in the first half. The Wildcats were just 1-for-14 on third down conversions and managed just 220 total yards.
Mary Hardin-Baylor has handed Linfield its last four losses, two coming in the playoffs.