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

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.