Austin Allen most-pressured QB in the nation
Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen’s streak of four games without throwing an interception came to an emphatic end on Saturday when he finished 25-of-48 (52.1 percent) with 400 yards, three touchdowns and three picks in a 49-30 loss to Alabama.
But can you blame him?
Allen, who has been sacked 13 times this season (t-74th in the FBS), had Crimson Tide defenders hitting him from just about every angle imaginable seemingly snap after snap. According to Pro Football Focus, he was pressured on an incredible 68.8 percent of his drop-backs against the No. 1 team in the nation.
He’s also the most-pressured quarterback out of all 128 college football teams.
Austin Allen was pressured on 68.8% of his dropbacks against Alabama on Saturday. He's been the most pressured QB in the nation this season.
— Vinnie Ronca (@PFF_Vinnie) October 12, 2016
Despite having to deal with constant pressure, Allen has still completed nearly 64 percent of his pass attempts in 2016 and his passer efficiency rating of 158.07 ranks No. 2 among SEC quarterbacks behind Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly. That’s rather impressive.
Arkansas (4-2, 0-2) will host No. 15 Ole Miss this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.