It doesn’t take much to figure out what the defensive strategy will be for Tennessee, Texas A&M and other future Alabama opponents: pressure Jalen Hurts.
If you don’t get pressure on Hurts, prepare to be picked apart in the passing game. That’s what Arkansas found out, the hard way. Analytics website Pro Football Focus looked at Hurts’ performance on pressure and non-pressure drop-back passes against the Razorbacks, and found that Hurts was dominant when he wasn’t under pressure:
— Jack Farrell (@PFF_Jack) October 11, 2016
Hurts finished with a final passing stat line of 13-of-17 for 253 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, showing that pressure made all the difference on Saturday.
Source: Saturday Down South