College Football Film Room

Alabama 30, Auburn 12

Advanced Stat of the Game: Jalen Hurts only attempted 11 targeted passes that traveled past the line of scrimmage, two of which were intercepted.

Hurts has struggled throwing downfield all year, so Alabama elected to play it safe and force the Auburn defense to make plays on screens and tap passes behind the line of scrimmage. It wasn’t a dominant game plan, but it created enough opportunities for Alabama break some big gains and easily outscore the struggling Auburn offense.

AY/Att – Air Yards per Attempt. The average distance the ball travels through the air per pass attempt.

CTgt – Contested target. Any time the receiver had to compete with a defensive back for the ball.

CRec – Contested targets which still resulted in a completed pass.

Db – Dropbacks. Total number of times a QB drops back to pass.

Dp – Number of dropped passes by receivers.

Fm – Fumble
Fm Lst – Fumble lost

Ht – A hit on the QB.

Hur – Hurry. When the QB was forced from the pocket, or forced to rush/alter his throw by a defender.

MT – Missed tackle (or missed tackles forced for offensive players).

PB Snaps – Pass block snaps.

PB % – Pass block percentage. Total percentage of pass block snaps on which the blocker did not allow a sack, hit or hurry.

Pres – Number of times QB was pressured.

Stuff – Any play resulting a zero or negative yards.

TA – Thrown away. Number of balls thrown away by QB.

Tack % – Tackle percentage. Calculated as tackles divided by tackles + missed tackles)

YAC (RBs) – Yards after contact. Defined as yards gained after significant contact which took some level of strength and/or agility to avoid. Does not include yards after the first minor or incidental contact.

YAC (WRs) – Yards after catch.