Offensive Line Earns Honors
In a press release Monday morning, The Joe Moore Award Foundation announced that SMU’s offensive line had earned honors based on their display of “toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique, and finishing.”
Release: “The Foundation for Teamwork has announced the Mid-Season Honor Roll for the Joe Moore Award, which identifies notable performances by offensive line units in games played through October 7. The OL units from the following universities, with a combined record of 100-19, earned a spot on the Honor Roll (in alphabetical order): Alabama, Auburn, Buffalo, Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Navy, North Carolina State, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, San Diego State, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Virginia Tech, Washington, Western Michigan, and Wisconsin.”
SMU’s offensive line has been anchored by Center Evan Brown, who is considered one of the top centers in all of college football.
The Mustangs have only allowed 10 sacks through 6 games this season.
SMU’s offensive line passed the eye test and has not looked as good all season as they did Saturday night at Houston. Despite the Mustangs loss, the o-line protected Ben Hicks on 58 pass attempts and only gave up 2 sacks.
Trey Quinn and Courtland Sutton combined for 316 yards, 397 total for Hicks, thanks in part to the time and protection Hicks was afforded in the pocket.
RUSH FOR IMPROVEMENT
Despite being undaunted in pass protection, the o-line will look to improve the run game over the next two weeks.
On the season SMU’s running backs have enjoyed 4.08 yards before contact per rush attempt, nearly a total yard over the national average. The Mustangs also boast 15 rush touchdowns on the season.
See full release here.