The Wisconsin offensive line isn’t one to care much for individual successes, so long as the Badgers keep winning. That mindset has helped the Badgers to an 11-0 record, and on Tuesday Wisconsin’s men up front were recognized for their success.
The unit was named a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award, which is given annually to the most outstanding offensive line in the nation. The other semifinalists are the offensive lines of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Stanford.
Wisconsin shouted out its big men on twitter:
Congrats to our fellas up front 👏
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) November 21, 2017
The Badgers’ smash-mouth brand of football has paid big dividends this season. Running back Jonathan Taylor has had a monster season, entering the Badgers’ regular season finale against Minnesota with 1,657 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. The freshman’s also one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the best running back in the nation.
Wisconsin is second to only Ohio State in the Big Ten with an average of 239.3 rushing yards per game. Badgers running backs are averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
The Joe Moore Award winner will be announced in December with a surprise campus visit.