In 2014, Hurd appeared in 13 games and made nine starts as a true freshman at Tennessee. He finished the season with 899 rushing yards on 190 carries with five touchdowns. In the 2015 Missouri game, Hurd ran for a career-high 151 yards, which put him over 1,000 yards on the season. Hurd finished the regular season with 1,158 yards, the 12th most recorded by a UT back and the most since Arian Foster had 1,193 in 2007. Hurd also hit 2,057 career yards, which ranks him 15th all-time at Tennessee.