Mark AsperOffensive Guard | Oregon
Oregon rushed for 345 yards against Wisconsin in a 45-38 victory in the Rose Bowl, and Asper was a big reason why. Big as in the 6-foot-7, 325-pounder bullied the Badgers interior defensive line, creating big creases for LaMichael James and De'Anthony Thomas. The Ducks averaged 8.6 yards per rush.
While they gave up two sacks, QB Darron Thomas was rarely pressured in the pocket. Asper, one of two senior starters on the underrated Ducks line, goes out a winner after starting the previous two BCS bowls that Oregon lost.
-- Ted Miller