There's much more behind those front men, and running could be a chore for WVU. LSU ranks third nationally in rushing defense (47.7 yards per game) and has allowed only eight rushes of 10 or more yards.
"I think they're three-deep at both (defensive) tackles," said Madsen, who will make his 29th career start on the WVU line Saturday. "(Watching LSU tape), they had at least eight guys to the ball every time ... and they come to the ball hard.
"They use their hands a lot, but they're not bull rushers or anything, so we set back and pick everything up. We played them last year (a 20-14 loss in Baton Rouge), and know what they can bring.
"We know if they ring us up one time they're going to capitalize and they're going to build on it and come after us."
Tyler Rader, WVU's right guard and a former Nitro High star, said the line's improvement at Maryland was mostly about message-received from the coaches.
"We finished our blocks," Rader said. "We did a good job getting on blocks before, but we weren't finishing, burying people, knocking them down, doing the things a good O-line should do.
"Before, I think we were just trying to make sure we had our assignments right. I think we were still thinking too much instead of just playing football like we knew how to play football.
"But no stretch of the imagination was the Maryland game where we want to be and need to be. We still have to get 20 times better, and we'll keep improving on that game.
"(For LSU), we've got to be on our 'A' game. More than that, we've got to do the little things. Little things can make a big difference in this game."
Bedenbaugh, who has a decade of major college offensive line coaching experience at Texas Tech and Arizona, is encouraged by his unit's play, but said for WVU to take the next step against LSU will be trying.
He said he'll take his offensive line's improvement week-by-week, and the Maryland game was a major encouragement.
"I don't know we had any knockdown (blocks), finish blocks from anyone (in wins over Marshall and Norfolk State)," Bedenbaugh said. "In (last week's) game, we had multiple ones from multiple guys. So, obviously that got through to them.
"And this week, it's obviously a huge challenge. It's going to be a step up in competition ... so the biggest thing we've got to do is step up our game and get better. You just constantly improve every week, and give your best and that's all we can ask for.
"They play hard; these guys play hard. Effort and playing hard, and wanting to get better has never been an issue. It's just the fine-tuning of things and, you know, the mental edge, the mental toughness to not be satisfied with getting on a block, be satisfied with finishing a block."