The 6'4", 265-pound Smith has spearheaded a defense that is No. 1
in the nation against the run (45 yards per game) and fifth in
total yards allowed (267.8). He has 17 1/2 tackles for loss,
including 9 1/2 sacks. The Boilermakers' offensive line has
improved steadily this season, but Otto, a 6'5", 299-pound
redshirt freshman, will have has hands full with Smith.
This is an article from the Nov. 17, 2003 issue