Arkansas was outstanding Protecting Quarterbacks in Season Opener

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Arkansas did an outstanding job keeping the Eastern Illinois defenders off Ty Storey and Cole Kelley on Saturday. 

In a 55-20 victory, Arkansas only allowed one sack on 29 pass attempts. Third-team quarterback Daulton Hyatt was sacked once. Storey attempted 17 passes and Kelley 12 without getting sacked. Storey’s quarterback rating was 257.79 for the opener. 

CFB Film Room provided a breakdown of how often each SEC team’s quarterbacks faced pressure in Week 1.

According to CFB Film Room, Arkansas was second in the SEC only allowing pressure on the quarterback 9.7 percent of the time. That trailed on Missouri who was at 9.1 percent.

The Tigers were 23 of 34 passing with four touchdowns. Starter Drew Lock attempted 25 of those passes and finished with a quarterback rating of 225.90. 

Georgia was third getting pressured 14.3 percent of the time. Georgia’s quarterbacks attempted 27 passes. Jake Fromm was 12 of 16 passing finishing with a quarterback rating of 198.68. 

Ole Miss was fourth at 17.6 percent followed by South Carolina (19.4), Tennessee (20.7), Auburn (21.4), Florida (27.3), Vanderbilt (28.6), Mississippi State (28.6), Alabama (31), Texas A&M (36.1), Kentucky (44.8) and LSU (48.1). 

LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas A&M and Tennessee each allowed two sacks in the game. Vanderbilt, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama joined Arkansas in giving up just one sack in the game. Mississippi State, Kentucky, Missouri and Georgia didn’t allow a sack. 

Vanderbilt attempted the fewest number of passes in the SEC this past week with 17 while Auburn had the most with 36. South Carolina and Tennessee each attempted 35. 

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