Fresno Faces O Line Trouble Heading to Nebraska

TODD NEELEY

Fresno State will have to reshuffle its offensive line ahead of its game at No. 10 Nebraska this week in Lincoln, according to the Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/09/05/2526294/bulldogs-lose-center-helepiko.html.

Starting center Richard Helepiko will be out with an ankle injury, the Bee reported.

The Bulldogs will start 6-foot-5, 310-pound redshirt freshman Cody Wichmann at right tackle.

Sophomore Austin Wentworth, who started at right tackle against California last week will slide over to right guard. Senior Leslie Cooper, who was the starting right guard, will start at center.

Junior Matt Hunt and senior Bryce Harris will stay in their original starting spots at left guard and left tackle, respectively. Junior Trevor Richter will serve as the No. 6 lineman in the rotation.

This is not good news for Fresno State. Nebraska’s defensive line is proving to be deep, fast and aggressive, led by Jared Crick and Cameron Meredith.

The timing couldn’t be worse for the Bulldogs, and this should be a significant factor Saturday night.

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Posted on September 6, 2011, in Blackshirts, Fresno State. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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