Allen threw the ball just nine more times after Hampton's interception. Six of those were incomplete as the redshirt sophomore quarterback finished the game with just 30 yards passing. The Razorbacks went three and out on four different possessions after the pick along with a two and out and six and out possession.
"They didn't have many possessions the second half," South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier observed following this team's 52-7 blowout win. "How many plays (did) they have the second half? They had thirteen plays? There you go."
"That's on me," Allen said of the costly turnover which came with the Hogs enjoying an early 7-3 lead. "That's my fault completely. I put either us or the defense in a bad situation."
Allen recovered fairly well from his pick-six against Texas A&M. The Aggies were clinging to a 24-20 3rd quarter lead at the time. Early in the final period it was still a 38-33 ball game. Allen would finish with 282 yards passing, a season and career high.
His 1st quarter pick-six against Florida came with a 7-0 Arkansas lead. The Hogs would score just three more points as Allen's passing numbers dropped to 164 yards in a 30-10 loss.
Clearly the magnitude of each interception has increased it's effect on Allen and the team. Is it time for Arkansas coaches to look at other options?
"The kid deserves a medal of some type," head coach Bret Bielema told reporters following the South Carolina game. "He basically does a minimal practice on Tuesday (due to the effects of a shoulder injury). Does the entire practice on Wednesday. Doesn't really do much on Thursday, Friday and it's hard obviously to get the rhythm going but I think he provides the best answer for us right now for sure."
Allen may be missing practice time but he made it clear after the game that the pick he threw had nothing to do with his shoulder.
"The shoulder's fine," Allen said in response to reporters questions. "There's no problem. No, this isn't physical."
Still, Bielema clearly believes that Allen will improve as his shoulder continues to mend. "It's going to be important to keep him healthy," the head coach stressed, "and obviously get us into that bye week and see if we can get the guy some rest."
While accepting responsibility for poor decision making on his part Allen emphasized that he doesn't think the team isn't heading backwards because of his mistakes. "That's not it," he insisted. "In practice we know the direction we're trying to go. Today (Saturday), definitely not the direction that we know we're headed. We know that during practice we have a lot of things going right but that's practice. You got to bring it on Saturdays."