Ducks offensive line a finalist for Joe Moore Award

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon offensive line is a finalist for the Joe Moore Award, which annually recognizes the most outstanding offensive line unit in college football. The Ducks are one of four finalists joining Georgia, LSU and Washington. Oregon was also a finalist in 2019.

Oregon’s offensive line has been dominant in 2023 leading the nation with just five sacks allowed, four fewer than any other FBS team. The Ducks allowed multiple sacks just once in 13 games this season while not allowing any sacks in nine games, including six of the last seven.

Tied for fourth in the FBS with just 42 tackles for loss allowed, Oregon ranks second in the nation in scoring (44.2 ppg), total offense (526.6 ypg) and passing offense (342.8 ypg), while ranking third in yards per rush (5.86).

Oregon is the top-graded pass blocking team in the nation by Pro Football Focus at 91.3, checking in as the only team above 90.0. The Ducks are also the nation’s No. 2 graded rushing team by PFF at 95.0.

Individually, Jackson Powers-Johnson is a finalist for the Rimington Trophy and was a two-time winner of the Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week, while also being named a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy. He leads all FBS centers in PFF pass-blocking grade (91.3), run-blocking grade (84.2) and overall grade (83.9).

Stephen Jones ranks fourth among all FBS offensive lineman and second among all guards with a 91.7 pass-blocking grade by PFF.

Oregon’s offensive line unit claimed the Joe Moore Pancake of the Week five times during the season, with three different players earning the honor at least once.

The award’s voting committee will announce the recipient of the 2023 Joe Moore Award after a surprise visit to the winning university’s campus in late December.