Offense Shaky In Spring Game

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - All eyes were on Austin Allen during Saturday's Red and White scrimmage after he was given the quarterback reigns. The day started out slow for the offense, but coach Bret Bielema said those early troubles aren't to blame on Allen.

"I thought Austin did some good things," Bielema said. "He had some miscues in the first half that weren't his. He had a dropped pass by Dominique Reed. He had Keon [Hatcher] drop the easy touchdown on the sideline sweep over there."

Allen was 13-19 for 141 yards and no interceptions.

Keon Hatcher should of came away with two easy touchdowns, but a fumble in the endzone cost one of those. The other referees called Hatcher down just shy. Denzell Evans had the only two touchdowns for the White Team. His first from six yards out, and second from the two yard line.  On the final drive of the game, Jamario Bell scored on a 28 yard pass from Ricky Town for the Red Team's only touchdown.

The offensive line was still lack luster also in the final spring scrimmage, both teams giving up nine sacks.

"They got to stay to what coach Anderson is preaching. We may have to modify some of the things that we can call. You know, I mean when you have five guys who can pass [protect] with the best linemen in the SEC you can call a lot of things," Bielema said.