Jonathan Allen Scores Touchdown On Fumble Return, Alabama’s 12th Non-Offensive Score Of Year

first_imgjonathan allen running into the end zoneTwitter/@MattRHintonAlabama’s defense and special teams score more often than some programs’ offenses. A Jonathan Allen touchdown is the latest non-offensive score.Defensive end Jonathan Allen picked up his second touchdown of the year on a fumble return, giving Alabama its 12th non-offensive touchdown of the season.Texas A&M had a high snap, and then the hand-off from Trevor Knight to Keith Ford was botched, in part due to a nice play by Ryan Anderson, and Allen was right there to scoop it up and take it to the house.You can always count on Alabama for a non-offensive TD #TAMUvsBAMA— Athlon Sports (@AthlonSports) October 22, 2016Ryan Anderson almost took the handoff.— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) October 22, 2016Allen has been an absolute menace for the Crimson Tide this afternoon. Earlier in the game, he took flight to sack Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight, who is not finding his second career outing against Nick Saban’s club as fun as his first.Texas A&M took a 14-13 lead on a Knight to Christian Kirk touchdown early in the third quarter, but it has been all Crimson Tide since. Alabama now holds a 33-14 lead. After Allen’s touchdown, Alabama missed the two-point conversion. The Crimson Tide then forced a punt, and Jalen Hurts ran for a 37-yard touchdown on the third play of the ensuing Alabama drive. What looked like a close game may be turning into another Alabama rout.last_img read more

Burundi pledges at UN to step up support to ensure elections are

Gabriel Ntisezerana, addressing the annual high-level segment of the Assembly, said his Government was resolved “that an environment of calm should prevail” and therefore was strengthening key election structures, such as the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), which is tasked with organizing the ballots. Mr. Ntisezerana said the Government would grant $7 million to the IEC but called on the international community to also provide financial support. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced this week that it will manage a $44 million fund to promote the peaceful staging of the polls. If the polls are successfully staged, it will mark the first time that an electoral cycle has run its full course in Burundi, where a UN Integrated Office known as BINUB operates to try to promote peace and stability after years of ethnically-based conflict. In 2005 more than 90 per cent of Burundians approved a new constitution and separate ballots were held for parliamentary seats and for the presidency. Next year voters will choose a president, parliamentary lawmakers and local representatives. Mr. Ntisezerana added that his Government also hoped that electoral success would boost the impoverished Central African nation’s prospects for economic development, as well as allow the country to further redefine the mandate of BINUB. 26 September 2009Burundi’s Government is committed to ensuring that highly awaited presidential, parliamentary and local polls scheduled for next year take place peacefully and successfully, and will step up support to election authorities so it can achieve that goal, the country’s Second Vice-President told the General Assembly today. read more