Saturday, September 15, 2012
Brandon Allen gets start for Razorbacks
By Edward Aschoff
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- As expected, senior quarterback Tyler Wilson isn't starting for Arkansas today against Alabama.
After taking a shot to the head that knocked him out of last week's 34-31 loss to Louisiana-Monroe, sources told ESPN.com that Wilson wouldn't play this week. Wilson was listed as questionable all week and Arkansas' staff maintained Friday that Wilson would be a game-time decision. However, he wasn't cleared to practice Thursday.
Wilson dressed and took reps during warmups, but Allen took the first-team offensive reps with the Razorbacks prior to kickoff. Wilson was also named a captain for Saturday's game.
Brandon Mitchell, who moved from quarterback to wide receiver this fall, also took some snaps at quarterback during warmups and could get some time under center as well for the Hogs.
This will be Allen's first-career start. He finished last week's game completing 6-of-20 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown and an interception.