Arkansas coach Bret Bielema tweeted Friday night that quarterback Brandon Allen will be back for the Razorbacks’ game today against Texas A&M.
“Excited for a LIVE crowd in Razorback Stadium to start SEC play. We have a number of players back including QB @BrandonAllen_10,” Bielema tweeted.
Allen, who earned the starting job in the preseason, injured his throwing shoulder two weeks ago against Southern Mississippi.
GEORGIA: The Bulldogs are just the fourth team in the BCS era to play three Top 10 teams in their first four games.
Georgia is 1-1 so far against the top 10 teams, losing to Clemson and beating South Carolina. The No. 9 Bulldogs take on No. 6 Louisiana State today.
SOUTHERN CAL: The NCAA turned down the Trojans’ request for possible relief from the sanctions that have been imposed on the football program since 2010.
Athletic director Pat Haden had said the school felt compelled to discuss the sanctions after the NCAA’s recent decision to lessen the scholarship reductions that Penn State was hit with after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
But NCAA spokeswoman Meghan Durham released a statement Friday saying there is no comparison between the Southern Cal and Penn State cases.
BAYLOR: Defensive back Ahmad Dixon was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault.
Waco, Texas, police say Dixon attacked a 21-year-old man last week at an apartment building near the Baylor campus. Police say Dixon accused the man of breaking into his apartment several months earlier, and when the man laughingly denied the allegation, Dixon punched him several times in the face.
Police say the victim waited several days to contact police because he feared retribution.
Dixon is a senior safety with 16 tackles this year. He surrendered to police on Thursday.
WEST VIRGINIA: Coach Dana Holgorsen is hoping his third starting quarterback this season will be the charm.
Holgorsen announced during his radio show this week that Clint Trickett will get the start today against Oklahoma State in place of Ford Childress, who has a torn pectoral muscle.
SOUTH FLORIDA: Steven Bench, who transferred from Penn State, will become the Bulls’ third starting quarterback in four games when they take on No. 15 Miami today.
Matt Floyd lost the starting job during the season opener, and Bobby Eveld was replaced by Bench in the first quarter against Florida Atlantic.