ATHENS Georgia put the game on D'Andre Swift's shoulders Saturday night, and the junior tailback delivered. The No. 10-ranked Bulldogs beat Kentucky 21-0 thanks to Swift's hard-charging ways. The junior from Philadelphia carried 21 times for 179 yards and 2 touchdowns. Swift had strong comments about the Bulldogs' offense earlier in the week. Swift felt more passes downfield should be called in the wake of last week's 20-17 overtime loss to South Carolina. 'They put a lot of people in the box so it's hard,' Swift said. 'Once you get past one level, there are three guys right there.' That was once again the case on Saturday night. But Swift found a way to break tackles and make Kentucky defenders miss with 6:20 left in the game. The Bulldogs had taken over a the Wildcats' 39 after a 15-yard punt, their first possession in Kentucky's territory in the game. Swift took the handoff and broke right, making two Wildcats' defenders miss at the line before outracing the reminder of the Kentucky defense to the end zone to break a scoreless tie. Swifted added a 3-yard TD run with 6:24 left to make it 21-0, capping a 13-play, 92-yard drive to essentially put the game on ice. Georgia has a bye next Saturday and will return to action at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla., against Florida. The post Georgia football game ball: D'Andre Swift carries Bulldogs to 21-0 win appeared first on DawgNation.
A Hartwell man faces vehicular homicide charges after slamming head-on into a car driven by a University of Georgia student and then leaving the scene, Athens police said. The student, identified as 20-year-old junior Drury Anderson Shierling, was killed about 6 a.m. Wednesday on Timothy Road when the other driver took a curve too fast and crossed into his lane, according to a crash report. The driver who caused the wreck, identified by police as 51-year-old Edward Lee Stowers, was traveling north from the Inner Loop to Timothy Road when his rented 2018 Ford Fusion crossed the raised median and entered the southbound lanes, authorities said. After striking the UGA student, Stowers allegedly got out of his vehicle, flagged down another driver and asked for a ride to a nearby gas station, according to the report. He was arrested after the witness called 911 and told police where he was. Shierling, who was from Leesburg, studied business and real estate, a university spokeswoman said. Another passenger in the students car was injured in the wreck and taken to a hospital, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. Stowers is charged with vehicular homicide, hit-and-run resulting in death, traveling too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane and driving with a suspended license. He remains held without bond at the Athens-Clarke County jail, records show. In other news:
There is a burial today in Walton County for Master Sergeant Mark Allen, who died 10 years after he was shot in Afghanistan while searching for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl. The 46 year-old Allen will be laid to rest at the Corinth Memorial Gardens in Loganville after an 11 o’clock funeral at the First Baptist Church in Snellville. From Bob Alvey…Allen leaves behind a wife, Shannon Allen of Loganville; son: Cody Allen of Tuscola, IL; daughter: Journey Allen of Loganville; grandson: Kruze Allen of Tuscola, IL; parents: David & Valerie Allen and several other extended family members. The community is invited to show its gratitude for the sacrifice of Allen and his family Friday by lining the street from the church in Snellville to Corinth Memorial Gardens in Loganville where he will be laid to rest alongside fellow Loganville fallen hero Sgt. Michael Stokely. The final part of his journey will be along the stretch of road named in honor of Stokely. Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez said there are plans by the military and other organizations to pay tribute to Allen on his final journey home and he is hoping that the local community will come out in force to show their respects too. Highway78 from the First Baptist Church in Snellville to Corinth Memorial Gardens following the funeral service at 11 is the best time to line the streets, according to Martinez and Shannon Allen. They are not sure how long the service will be, but the procession will follow immediately after it and Highway 78 is probably the best place to stand to view the procession.