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Drew Allen is starting at quarterback for Syracuse against Penn State.
Allen and Terrell Hunt competed for the starting job through preseason practice and new coach Scott Shafer decided to keep his starter a secret until the Orange offense took the field in the opener. Allen is a graduate transfer from Oklahoma and a former blue chip high school prospect. The senior was 18 for 30 for 160 yards in two seasons as a backup for the Sooners. He didn't join the team until preseason practice.
Hunt is a sophomore who has never thrown a college pass, but his experience in Syracuse's system gave him a head start on Allen in the race to replace Ryan Nassib, who was drafted by the Giants.
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Drew Allen's first start for Syracuse began well, completing his first five passes and showing off the strong arm that had Orange fans excited about the transfer for Oklahoma.
From there, he was spotty, throwing a couple of interceptions and finishing 16 of 37 for 189 yards as the Orange lost 23-17 to Penn State on Saturday.
Allen hasn't made Syracuse fans forget Ryan Nassib...
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Christian Hackenberg threw two touchdown passes in his first college game and the freshman led Penn State to 23-17 victory against Syracuse on Saturday.
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Bill O’Brien on the Penn State quarterback battle this week:
“You’ve got an 18 and a 19-year-old guy here. That’s part of it. They basically just got...