Jamar Smith tallies 8 tackles and recovers an onside kick as UTEP loses it’s homecoming game

One week after stopping a 20-game losing streak, the UTEP Miners were hoping to celebrate homecoming with a second consecutive victory. Unfortunately, Middle Tennessee State quarterback Brent Stockstill completed 31-of-40 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions in the Blue Raiders 48-32 win. Jamar Smith Page

Middle Tennessee is 7-3 overall and 6-1 in Conference USA. The Blue Raiders lost in conference at Florida International 24-21. The other two losses were to SEC teams- 35-7 at Vanderbilt and 49-7 at Georgia. Remaining on their schedule is a trip to the University of Kentucky this Saturday and then a home game against UAB. UTEP is 1-9 and 1-6. The Miners close out their season at Western Kentucky this weekend and at home against Southern Miss on November 24.

Jamar Smith (#29) closes in on Zack Dobson

Former Toombs County Bulldog Jamar Smith was a busy Miner. The senior starting middle linebacker was in on eight tackles including three solo stops plus he forced a fumble and recovered and onside kick.

Jamar Smith celebrates recovering an onside kick

Jamar made three tackles on Middle Tennessee’s first possession for gains of two, nine and three-yards. He forced a fumble late in the opening quarter which was recovered by the Blue Raiders and he recovered the onside kick deep in the fourth quarter right after the Miners had cut the MTSU lead down to 16.

Jamar Smith combines on a tackle of QB Brent Stockstill
Jamar Smith tackles a Raider one-on-one
Jamar Smith finishes his tackle
Jamar Smith tackles a Raider in the open field
Jamar Smith recovers an onside kick

 

First Quarter

1st and 10 at MT25 THOMAS, Tavares rush reverse for 2 yards to the MT27 (HOTCHKINS, A.J.; SMITH, Jamar)

3rd and 8 at MT27 STOCKSTILL, B. rush left for 9 yards to the MT36, 1ST DOWN MT (NEEDHAM, Nik; SMITH, Jamar)

1st and 10 at UTEP21 MOBLEY, Chaton rush over left guard for 3 yards to the UTEP18 (HOTCHKINS, A.J.; SMITH, Jamar)

2nd and 10 at MT46 STOCKSTILL, B. screen pass complete to LEE, Ty for 2 yards to the MT48 (SMITH, Jamar)

3rd and 24 at MT35 STOCKSTILL, B. screen pass complete to SHIFLETT, Luke for 4 yards to the MT39 (SMITH, Jamar)

1st and 10 at UTEP46 MOBLEY, Chaton rush over left guard for no gain to the UTEP46, fumble forced by SMITH, Jamar, fumble by MOBLEY, Chaton recovered by MT LEE, Ty at UTEP43.

Second Quarter

2nd and 11 at MT35 STOCKSTILL, B. pass complete to WEST, Terelle for 4 yards to the MT39 (SMITH, Jamar)

Third Quarter

1st and 10 at UTEP48 GORDON, Maurice rush over right guard for 2 yards to the UTEP46 (NEEDHAM, Nik; SMITH, Jamar)

Fourth Quarter

1st and GOAL at UTEP35 FILLEY, Jason kickoff 16 yards to the MT49, on-side kick, recovered by UTEP SMITH, Jamar on MT49

Jamar Smith 2018 Defensive Statistics

Date Opponent Tackles Sacks Fumble Int Pass
Solo AST TOT TFL YDS TOT YDS FF FR YDS TOT YDS QBH BRK
9/1/2018 Northern Arizona 0 2 2 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/8/2018 at UNLV 6 2 8 1.0 6 1.0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2018 at Tennessee 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2018 NM State 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2018 at UTSA 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2018 North Texas 6 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2018 at Louisiana Tech 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2018 UAB 3 7 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11/3/2018 at Rice 1 3 4 0.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
11/10/2018 MT 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 34 64 2.0 9 1.0 6 2 1 0 1 0 1 1