National Performer Of The Week Status
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Fresh off leading Arkansas to a wild 53-52 overtime win at No. 19 Ole Miss, senior quarterback Brandon Allen has been named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Week, announced by the outlet on Sunday.
Allen turned in one of the most memorable and statistically-impressive games by a quarterback in Arkansas history that was capped with his sixth touchdown pass of the game in overtime and running in for the game-winning two-point conversion just seconds later.
Entering the game just one touchdown pass away from becoming the fifth player in program history with 50 in his career, Allen joined the club in emphatic fashion with an Arkansas single-game record six touchdown passes, highlighted by two in the fourth quarter and another in overtime. The Fayetteville product’s record-setting stats didn’t stop there, as he finished the game 33-for-45 for 442 yards, setting another single-game record for completions while his yardage is the second-most in a single game.
Allen’s six touchdown passes are tied for the most by an FBS quarterback this season and tied for the second-most in SEC single-game history in a conference contest. The Fayetteville product is one of six FBS quarterbacks with 20-plus touchdown passes (21) and five or less interceptions on the year. The 400-yard game was the second of the season by Allen, both of which are the top passing games by an SEC quarterback this season.
Riding a three-game win streak, Arkansas and No. 9 LSU’s Battle for the Golden Boot on Saturday, Nov. 14, will kick-off at 6:15 p.m. CT. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.