Allen named starting quarterback at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen has been named the starter by coach Bret Bielema as the Razorbacks near their final week of spring practice.

Allen, a 6-foot-1, 208-pound junior, replaces his older brother, Brandon, who was the starting quarterback the last three seasons.

Austin Allen completed 8 of 16 passes for 153 yards in limited action last season for the Razorbacks. He entered this spring as the favorite to replace his brother, and he secured that position with a 15-of-18 passing performance with three touchdowns in a scrimmage last weekend.

Arkansas, which was 8-5 last season, caps its spring practice with the Red-White game on April 23.

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