Alabama’s offensive line was one of three units chosen as finalists for the Joe Moore Award, given to the best offensive line in college football.
The Crimson Tide offense is second in the SEC and ranks 12th nationally with 39.1 points per game this season. It is third in the SEC and 22nd nationally with 465.4 yards per game.
Left tackle Jonah Williams, left guard Ross Pierschbacher, center Bradley Bozeman, right guard Lester Cotton and right tackle Matt Womack have been Alabama’s starting offensive line for the bulk of the season. J.C. Hassenauer stepped in at left guard after an injury to Pierschbacher against Mississippi State and started the last two games.
Alabama has dominated opponents on the ground, averaging 265.3 yards per game. That is second in the SEC and ranks 11th nationally. UA’s average of 6.0 yards per carry is seventh in the nation, and its 35 rushing touchdowns are tied for seventh in the country.
The offense has surrendered 22 sacks this season and 45 total tackles for loss. Only four teams have allowed fewer tackles for loss this year, and two of them have played one fewer game than Alabama.
Alabama won the inaugural Joe Moore Award in 2015. Auburn and Notre Dame were the other two finalists for the award this season. The winner will be presented with the trophy at a surprise ceremony on campus later this month.