Posted September 18, 2013 on AP on Fox
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says quarterback Brandon Allen hasn't practiced yet this week and will be a game-time decision at Rutgers. Allen injured his right shoulder on a first-quarter touchdown run in a win over Southern Mississippi last week. Bielema initially called the injury a bruise, though he has since declined to offer more details about the nature of the injury. The Razorbacks (3-0) travel to face the Scarlet Knights (2-1) on Saturday, and Bielema says Allen will travel with the team. If the sophomore is unable to play, Arkansas' players say they have confidence in backup quarterback AJ Derby. The junior, who played last season in junior college after transferring from Iowa, led the Razorbacks past the Golden Eagles last week in place of Allen.

Bielema: Allen improved, status still uncertain

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says quarterback Brandon Allen has yet to throw in practice this week and remains a game-time decision against Rutgers. Allen initially hurt his right shoulder while diving for a touchdown against Southern Mississippi last week. The sophomore was replaced by junior AJ Derby, who led the Razorbacks (3-0) to a 24-3 win over the Golden Eagles. Bielema says...

Bielema: Allen still questionable

Bret Bielema isn't ready quite yet to give up on the chance of quarterback Brandon Allen playing this weekend against Texas A&M. That said, the Arkansas coach said Thursday that Allen remains questionable for the Razorbacks' game Saturday against the No. 10 Aggies (3-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference). Allen, who earned the starting job in the preseason, injured his throwing...

Arkansas Football: Rutgers game preview

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Coach: Allen's status still in doubt

Bret Bielema still doesn't know whether Brandon Allen will play this week, and he's not about to put any more information out there about the quarterback's status than he needs to. The Arkansas coach said Monday that he had no more news regarding Allen's bruised right shoulder, which he injured last week while diving for a first-quarter touchdown against Southern...

Early Analysis: Arkansas vs. Rutgers

  Arkansas at Rutgers Saturday, 3:30pm, ESPN Line: Rutgers, -2.5 Strange intersectional pairing in this game, as Arkansas heads to the Northeast and faces the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. This is only the second matchup between these two teams, as Rutgers won last year's matchup in Fayetteville. But that was a different Hogs team, as Bret Bielema has brought a...
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