Oregon's offensive line named finalist for prestigious Joe Moore Award
Oregon’s offensive line unit is still in the mix for the prestigious Joe Moore Award as the top o-line in the country!
On Wednesday, the Ducks learned their offensive line was part of a field of four finalists for the award. LSU, Georgia and Washington rounded out the finalists.
“Like in year’s past, in addition to the extensive film review and voting committee conference calls, we also solicited the opinions of more than ninety FBS head coaches that had personally faced many of the O-line units under consideration,” said Phil Steele, analyst and founder of the popular preseason magazine Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. “It’s been an honor to be a part of an award that matters so much to the O-line community, and we take that responsibility seriously.”
And then there were four…
The Foundation for Teamwork is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 Joe Moore Award presented by @enovismedtech DonJoy brand.
No. 6 Georgia, No. 13 LSU,
No. 8 Oregon, and No. 2 Washington.
— Joe Moore Award (@JoeMooreAward) December 6, 2023
Dubbed the “Law Firm” within the program, Dan Lanning’s team thrived as the offense gave up just 5 sacks all season, the least in the country. Oregon’s offensive line has given up zero sacks in 9 games.
Overall, the Ducks led the nation in scoring (44.2 points per game), total offense (526.6 yards per game) and finished third in yards per carry (5.86). Jackson Powers-Johnson is also a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, and the Ducks were a 5-time winner of the Joe Moore Award Pancake of the Week.