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Razorbacks quarterback Austin Allen was out Saturday against Auburn.

Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen ruled out for game against Auburn

Early in the week, there was a chance Austin Allen could play Saturday against Auburn. By the end of the week, it appeared things were unlikely for the Arkansas quarterback to return.

As it turns out, Allen is out for the matchup against the Tigers.

Allen missed the game last week against Alabama after injuring his right shoulder against South Carolina the previous week. Cole Kelley started for the second consecutive week on Saturday against Auburn.

Given that Arkansas coach Bret Bielema thought there was a strong chance Allen could return this week, it seems there would be an even better chance Allen actually will be back next week when the Razorbacks take on Ole Miss.

Tight end Jack Kraus and defensive back De’Andre Coley also were inactive Saturday, according to SEC Country’s Trent Shadid.