S. Oregon 61, Montana St.-Northern 0

Updated: October 11, 2003, 11:01 PM ET

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Tailback Dusty McGrorty rushed for a career-high 250 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as Southern Oregon posted its first victory of the season with a 61-0 shutout of Montana State-Northern.

Southern (1-3), which held the Lights (1-5) scoreless for the second straight season, snapped a four-game losing streak.

Southern scored on its first five possessions, starting with a 17-yard TD pass from Dan Woodward to Bobby Poeltl and a 2-yard run by McGrorty.

Woodward passed for 132 yards and two other touchdowns in less than two quarters of play before backups Justin Despotakis and Brandon Griffith took over, passing for a combined 144 yards and a touchdown each.

Poeltl scored twice and finished with a season-best seven catches for 90 receiving yards, while Andrae Thurman had a 4-yard TD catch.

Northern was led by freshman quarterback Neill Crandell, who completed 13-of-25 passes for 113 yards and had a team-high 27 yards rushing.

The Lights had five interceptions and a fumble and only got inside SOU's 20 once. Their best scoring chance -- a 32-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter -- was blocked by Raider cornerback Mario Vital.

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