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Kentucky snubbed from Joe Moore Award finalists

Kentucky has one of the best offensive lines in college football.

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The Joe Moore Award honors the best offensive line in college football.

Twice this season, the Kentucky Wildcats were honored by the award, earning a spot on the mid-season Joe Moore Award Honor roll in October, then being named a semifinalist for the award in November.

However, that’s as far as they’ll go, as the Joe Moore Award finalists were announced today, and the Wildcats were not included. Making the cut were the No. 1 LSU Tigers, No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, No. 6 Oregon Ducks and No. 13 Alabama Crimson Tide.

While those four certainly have name recognition, it’s hard to say that all four performed better than Kentucky did this season. But again, they have more national recognition and are a combined 47-4 this season, so perhaps some more wins would have been enough for Kentucky to earn a spot among the finalists.

Alas, Kentucky will have to ‘settle’ for having two linemen being First-Team All-SEC picks by the Associated Press, another being a Second-Team pick by league coaches, and as well as a fourth being honored by Pro Football Focus.