"It changes a little bit," he said. "I had less space to work with, so it kind of helped me out, being in between the center and the tackle. It made my job seem a little bit easier, but I had to work against linebackers more, which I wasn't used to."
Marshall's offense remained explosive, gaining 433 yards, including 341 passing yards from quarterback Rakeem Cato. As much as linemen have shuffled this season, the Herd ranks sixth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total offense (530.67 yards per game), second in passing offense (374.33 ypg) and 13th in scoring (39.67 points per game).
Cato said the moves between linemen have been so seamless, he can't tell when one player leaves and another moves in.
"When I'm back there, I really don't notice," he said. "I just go out, have fun and just play. Whoever is in there, I believe in them and trust they can get the job done."
Jasperse isn't worried about whether the injury bug will chomp down on an offensive lineman again this season. He just assumes it will. But he knows the rest of the unit will be ready to shift where they need to go to keep the offense humming.
"Everybody gets banged up and everyone the country is going through the same thing we're going through right now," Jasperse said. "As many plays as we play, it's like, what's going to happen next? You just have to be prepared and you have to make sure that, as an offensive line, we know multiple positions. When somebody goes down, the next guy goes in or the next guy slides over."
Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at derek.r...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1712. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/marshall.