The offensive line has to work as a unit, and so, they’ll be graded as a unit. A C- may be a little generous but give them a little slack as this was the first game of the season, John Theus’ first game ever and David Andrews' first start at center.
The run blocking left something to be desired, especially in the first half. The bigger, more talented defensive lines of the SEC are going to give this unit fits unless there is some drastic improvement. Georgia should have dominated up front against the smaller Bulls defensive front.
Pass protection for the offensive line was mediocre. Murray was sacked three times, although only one of those should be put on the line.
On 3rd-and-7, midway through the second quarter, Murray went down on what was essentially a coverage sack. Nobody was open, Murray scrambled, and then, finally went down for a two-yard loss.
The second sack, however, was all on the line. At the end of the first half, Dallas Lee was just flat-out beat on a three-man rush, and Murray never had a chance.
Finally, the third sack can be placed squarely on the shoulders of freshman running back Todd Gurley. Early in the third quarter, Gurley completely whiffed on his block of Willie Mosley coming around the edge.
David Andrews also had a high shotgun snap which Murray bobbled and had to fall on for an eight-yard loss.
The offensive line definitely had some growing pains and will need to get better in a hurry. Hopefully, Saturday was a good wake-up call.