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story.lead_photo.caption Austin Allen (8) and Cole Kelley, Arkansas quarterbacks, warm up before the game against Ole Miss Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. - Photo by Ben Goff

— Arkansas redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Kelley has rejoined the team, ending a one-game suspension after he was arrested on suspicion of DWI and careless driving.

Kelley was arrested early the day after the 33-10 loss at LSU and missed the 28-21 home defeat against Mississippi State on Saturday.

"He'll be back full-go with us again tonight," coach Bret Bielema said.

Bielema did not divulge whether Kelley would play in Arkansas' season finale against Missouri on Friday. He attended the Mississippi State game and sat in the student section.

"That probably showed me the love that he has for his guys," Bielema said.

Kelley injured his foot in the win over Coastal Carolina, but Bielema said he's progressed.

Senior quarterback Austin Allen has started seven games this year and is 2-5 as a starter, including losses in the last two. Prior to LSU and Mississippi State, Kelley started four straight contests with Allen sidelined by a shoulder injury. Arkansas went 2-2.

The quarterbacks have posted similar or identical numbers.

Both have completed 57.6 percent of their passes with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Allen has thrown for 1,114 yards, while Kelley has passed for 1,038.

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  • wildblueyonder
    November 20, 2017 at 4:49 p.m.

    Does anyone really think that will matter?

  • DerbiRider
    November 20, 2017 at 4:59 p.m.

    A non starter would have done at least a month for the same infraction.

  • drs01
    November 20, 2017 at 6:39 p.m.

    WHY??? He's a non starter this year, and beyond. Our new coach will run a different offense, but if he doesn't, Cole is too slow of foot to play QB in the SEC. He's not the kind of QB even the NFL is drafting. They want someone who can pass, and run when needed.

  • JPRoland
    November 20, 2017 at 8:36 p.m.

    Drinking and driving is wrong. However, I understand Cole tying one on because most Razorback fans have been drinking more lately.

  • MaxCady
    November 20, 2017 at 8:53 p.m.

    From Steamboat to Party Barge!

  • ZeebronZ
    November 20, 2017 at 9:34 p.m.

    Yeah, so, DUI, reckless driving...one...game...suspension. It's good to be connected, huh?

  • MaxCady
    November 20, 2017 at 9:56 p.m.

    The next Ryan Leaf!

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