LSU Football: Will Campbell Leading Tigers Offensive Line to New Heights

Campbell and Co. are semifinalists for the Joe Moore Award, presented to the nation's top offensive line.

LSU’s offensive line has been named one of 12 semifinalists for the Joe Moore Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding offensive line in college football, the Foundation for Teamwork announced on Tuesday.

Joining LSU on the semifinalist list include: Georgia, Florida State, Kansas State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

LSU’s offensive line, which features sophomore tackles Will Campbell and Emery Jones Jr., junior guards Garret Dellinger and Miles Frazier and senior center Charles Turner III, has helped the Tigers become one of the most explosive units in college football. LSU has started the same group of five players on the offensive line in all nine of 10 games this year.

Behind LSU’s offense line, the Tigers rank in the Top 10 in the nation in 10 categories and rank No. 1 in total offense (560.2 yards) and plays of 20-plus yards with 87. The Tigers are also the only team in college football to rank in the Top 10 in both rushing (No. 4 at 223.9) and passing (No. 4 at 336.3) yards per game.

LSU also leads the nation in yards per rush with a 6.32 average. The Tigers have scored 28 rushing touchdowns, which ranks No. 4 in the FBS, and have only two negative plays on designed runs. LSU has rushed for 200 yards in six straight games and last week against Florida, the Tigers had 300-plus yards rushing and 300-plus yards passing for only the second time in school history in an SEC game.

Last week, LSU racked up 701 total yards against Florida, the third-highest total in school history, and the most yards ever given up by a Gator defense. LSU has topped the 500-yard mark in eight of 10 games.

Individually, Turner has been named Outland Trophy National Offensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Auburn) and SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Florida), while Jones earned conference lineman of the week honors vs. Missouri.

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