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Allen has TD pass in 1st career start as A&M holds on for 21-16 win over Louisiana-Monroe

  • Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen (10) passes as running back Brandon Williams (1) provides protection in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisiana Monroe, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen (10) passes as running back Brandon Williams (1) provides protection in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisiana Monroe, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas A&M running back Brandon Williams (1) finds running room against Louisiana Monroe in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Texas A&M running back Brandon Williams (1) finds running room against Louisiana Monroe in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisiana Monroe quarterback Pete Thomas (14) is sacked by Texas A&M defensive lineman Hardreck Walker, rear, as Alonzo Williams (83) assist on the play in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Louisiana Monroe quarterback Pete Thomas (14) is sacked by Texas A&M defensive lineman Hardreck Walker, rear, as Alonzo Williams (83) assist on the play in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Freshman Kyle Allen threw for 106 yards and a touchdown in his first career start and Texas A&M held on for a 21-16 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

Allen, who had two turnovers, started in place of Kenny Hill, who was suspended for two games for violating team rules and athletic department polices. The suspension was announced about an hour before the game.

The Aggies (6-3) led 21-10 at halftime but couldn't get anything going offensively in the second half. The Warhawks scored the only points of the second half on a pair of field goals.

Texas A&M bounced back from an embarrassing 59-0 loss to Alabama and snapped a three-game skid with the victory.

Pete Thomas threw for 246 yards and Justin Manton made three field goals for Louisiana-Monroe (4-4).