Allen's return boosted Hogs despite loss

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (AP) - Brandon Allen's return at quarterback was not enough for Arkansas to overcome Texas A&M, though it was exactly the kind of confidence boost the Razorbacks needed after a loss to Rutgers.

Allen was 17 of 36 for a career-high 282 yards and three touchdowns in the 45-33 loss to the No. 9 Aggies (4-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference).

The game was the first one back for the sophomore after he injured his right shoulder while diving for a touchdown in the first quarter against Southern Mississippi two weeks ago.

Arkansas (3-2, 0-1) struggled offensively in Allen's absence, but it had 483 yards of total offense against Texas A&M.

Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema hopes that carries over this week as Arkansas travels to No. 18 Florida.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)