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Grading Ducks versus LSU in the Cowboys Classic: offensive line

Take all the presumptions out of it, set the SEC big, physical offensive line stereotype aside, and the comparison is a lot closer than the “experts” say. And Oregon’s offensive line performance compares very favorably:

photo at left: the offensive line during fall camp. (photo courtesy 247sports.com)

Tale of the Tape
 

Right Tackle
  HT WT Career Starts Personal Bests/notes  
Mark Asper 6-7 325 24 500-lb squat  
Alex Hurst, LSU 6-6 340 9 48 knockdowns  
 Right Guard
Carson York     6-5 292                 22   365-lb. bench  
 Blackwell,LSU   6-4 290 2 All-SEC bowl team  
 Center          
 Hroniss Grasu   6-3 291                   0 485-lb. squat    
Lonergan,LSU 6-4 300 14  506-lb. squat  
Left Guard        
 Golpashin    6-4 275                 0 2011 Appeared in 12 of 13 games            
Hebert    6-3 304     18 career 1200 snaps, 118 knockdowns          
Left Tackle                
Weems 6-5 302 7 365-lb. bench                               
Faulk, LSU 6-6 316 2 replaces Joe Barksdale, now in the NFL      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Total Career Starts, Oregon: 53 LSU: 45

Average Ht/Wt, Oregon: 6-4.8, 297 LSU: 6-4.6, 310

2011 Team Rushing Yds Oregon: 3721 LSU: 2438

2011 Sacks allowed Oregon: 10 LSU: 24

Edge, based on numbers, rather than reputation: EVEN

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