FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas junior Austin Allen has been named the Razorbacks' starting quarterback, head coach Bret Bielema announced via Twitter (@BretBielema) Thursday following the team's 10th practice of the spring.
"The fifth Arkansas edge is we EARN EVERYTHING," Bielema said. "That is why today I announced to the team that Austin Allen is our starting quarterback."
Allen completed 15 of 18 passes for 213 yards and three touchdowns during last Saturday's 100-play scrimmage.
He saw action in three games last season and went 1 of 3 passing for 35 yards and one touchdown. His scoring toss was a 35-yard completion to tight end Jeremy Sprinkle in the UT Martin game on Oct. 31, 2015.
In eight career appearances, Allen is 9-of-19 passing for 188 yards with one touchdown and one interception.