Texas A&M opens QB competition as Kyle Allen struggles

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has opened up its quarterback competition after two straight tough games by Kyle Allen.

Coach Kevin Sumlin says he told Allen, freshman Kyler Murray and Jake Hubenak that they’d compete for the job this week and he’d name a starter on Friday for Saturday’s game against South Carolina.

The Aggies opened the season 5-0 before consecutive lopsided losses to Alabama and Mississippi. Allen threw 13 touchdown passes with two interceptions in the first five games but has thrown only one touchdown pass with four interceptions in the last two games. In the 41-23 loss to Alabama, all three of his interceptions were returned for scores.

Murray has appeared in five games this season and Hubenak threw for 4,052 yards and 47 touchdowns at Blinn Junior College last season.


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