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Texas A&M freshman quarterback Allen faces big challenge as Aggies prepare for No. 3 Auburn

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

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

  • Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, left, greets quarterback Kyle Allen (10) at the sideline after the Aggies scored 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 head coach Kevin Sumlin, left, greets quarterback Kyle Allen (10) at the sideline after the Aggies scored 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)

Kyle Allen led Texas A&M to a win in his first career start.

Things will be a lot more difficult for the freshman this week when the Aggies travel to No. 3 Auburn.

Allen helped A&M snap a three-game skid with a 21-16 win over Louisiana-Monroe in place of Kenny Hill, who was suspended for two games, but would have been benched last week before the suspension.

Coach Kevin Sumlin says: "Kyle's very capable ... of running this offense and putting up the type of numbers that are necessary to run it."

Allen threw for 106 yards and a touchdown, but also had two turnovers on Saturday against the Sun Belt conference team. Now he'll have to deal with an Auburn team that hasn't lost at home since 2012.