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Arkansas QB Brandon Allen wakes up to torched truck, arson suspected

Brandon Allen releasing a pass
Brandon Allen releasing a pass
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According to various reports, including, three automobiles were set on fire in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Early on Monday morning, starting quarterback Brandon Allen discovered his truck had been engulfed in flames. It’s not the perfect way to start your college football season, but that’s what the Razorbacks’ signal caller has to do.

The Arkansas Razorbacks wanted to get back to being one of the powers in the SEC this season. One way to do that is by starting on fire in the first game of the season when they face off with the Auburn Tigers. However, fire is not the word that starting quarterback Brandon Allen will want to hear anytime soon.

The Fayetteville police are investigating the fire as an arson. If it turns out to be an arson, and he was the intended target, it might be time for Brandon Allen to leave Arkansas for good.

Here's an excerpt via CBS Sports-


Allen was reportedly woken up by the truck's alarm going off and went outside to discover it ablaze. Which is a hell of a way to start your week, isn't it?

It'll be interesting to see what the police discover in their investigation, because if it turns out it was an angry fan who did it, well, that's just not a good look for Arkansas, is it?"

Brandon Allen is a junior that played in 11 games last season. He wasn’t very successful for the Razorbacks in 2013, but this is supposed to be a breakout year. Allen only completed 49 percent of his passes, while connecting on 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

The Arkansas Razorbacks have had a downturn in recent years, so this is a must win season under second year head coach Brett Bielema.

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