Jamar Smith picks up a sack and 8 total tackles at UNLV
Jamar Smith was tied for second in total tackles in UTEP’s 52-24 loss at UNLV. Jamar came off the bench and had six solo tackles and two assists plus he had a sack for a loss of six-yards.
Smith’s sack came in the third quarter on a second and 10 play at the UNLV 43. He had two tackles for no-gain on running plays and three other solo stops on running plays for gains of seven, six and seven-yards. Jamar had three solo tackles and two assists in the fourth quarter alone.
1st and 10 at UNLV17 THOMAS,L. rush for 7 yards to the UNLV24 (SMITH, Jamar).
2nd and 10 at UNLV43 ROGERS,Armani sacked for loss of 6 yards to the UNLV37 (SMITH, Jamar)
1st and 10 at UTEP28 WILLIAMS,C. rush for no gain to the UTEP28 (SMITH, Jamar).
2nd and 14 at UNLV33 CAMPBELL,X. rush for 6 yards to the UNLV39 (SMITH, Jamar).
1st and 10 at UTEP26 CAMPBELL,X. rush for 7 yards to the UTEP19 (SMITH, Jamar).
2nd and 3 at UTEP19 CAMPBELL,X. rush for no gain to the UTEP19 (SMITH, Jamar).
3rd and 3 at UTEP19 OWEN,Evan rush for 10 yards to the UTEP9, 1ST DOWN UNLV (CALDWELL, Josh;SMITH, Jamar).
1st and GOAL at UTEP09 OWEN,Evan rush for 6 yards to the UTEP3 (HOTCHKINS, A.J.;SMITH, Jamar).
Jamar Smith has a new number and a new coach
Jamar Smith is back for his second and final season at UTEP. He still hasn’t tasted the thrill of victory in El Paso. Under two coaches last season UTEP went 0-12 and now with a season-opening 30-10 home loss to Northern Arizona the Miners have the longest current losing streak in the FBS at 13 games. For the FCS Lumberjacks, who play in the Big Sky conference, the victory over UTEP was the first over a FBS school since 2012.
Jamar has a new number and a new coach. Last year Sean Kugler and Mike Price coached the Miners.This year Dana Dimel takes over after spending nine seasons as an assistant in Kansas State. Dimel has head coaching experience. He was 22-12 in three seasons at Wyoming and 8-26 in three years at Houston.
Last season Jamar wore number 45. The 5-10 230 pound linebacker played in all 12 games and made one start against Rice. Jamar had 34 tackles (22 solo), four tackles for loss (seven yards) and a quarterback hurry. He had a season-best six stops and added a tackle for loss against Army, five stops at number seven Oklahoma, tallied four tackles in three different games (vs. Rice, WKU and UAB), recorded a quarterback hurry at UAB and was credited with three solo stops versus Arizona.
In game one of 2018, wearing his new number 29, Jamar came off the bench and assisted on two tackles in the fourth quarter. On a first down and 15 play, Jamar teamed up with defensive end Christian Johnson to bring down Sherrod Page for a three-yard loss back to the Northern Arizona 21. On a second and 18 play, Smith and Thomas Lash tackled Aramis Aldredge for a two-yard gain to the Lumberjack 23.
Jamar Smith is UTEP Miner
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Jamar closes out season with an active game at UAB
November 25- Jamar Smith didn’t get to experience the thrill of winning in his first season at UTEP, but he did wrap up his season with an active game at UAB’s Legion Field. Jamar had three solo tackles, one assist, a TFL and a quarterback hurry in the Miners 28-7 loss in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Miners went 0-12 and Smith had 22 solo tackles and 12 assists for a total of 34 tackles.
2nd and 6 at UAB46 BROWN, S. rush for 5 yards to the UTEP49 (SMITH, Jamar).
1st and 10 at UTEP30 BROWN, S. rush for 2 yards to the UTEP28 (SULLIVAN, Keith;SMITH, Jamar).
2nd and 8 at UTEP28 BROWN, S. rush for loss of 2 yards to the UTEP30 (SMITH, Jamar).
2nd and 9 at UTEP10 ERDELY, A.J. pass incomplete to UBOSI, X., QB hurry by SMITH, Jamar.
3rd and 1 at UAB42 NOBLE III, J. rush for 9 yards to the UTEP49, 1ST DOWN UAB (SMITH, Jamar).
Jamar has three tackles at Southern Miss.
October 14- Jamar Smith returned to the state where he played two seasons of junior college ball and he had three tackles in a 24-0 loss at Southern Mississippi. The Miners are 0-7 and 0-3 in Conference USA.
3rd and 22 at USM09 PARKS, Tez rush up middle for 26 yards to the USM35, 1ST DOWN USM (SMITH, Jamar).
1st and 10 at USM05 SMITH, Ito rush up middle for 6 yards to the USM11 (SMITH, Jamar).
3rd and 4 at USM11 SMITH, Ito rush over left guard for 5 yards to the USM16, 1ST DOWN USM (SMITH, Jamar).
Jamar Smith is complemented by UTEP head coach
After the UTEP Miners second scrimmage Jamar Smith was one of the defensive players complimented by UTEP head coach Sean Kugler. He named several defensive players who are doing well in camp and Jamar was one of them.
“The same guys show up. You can count on them being in there day in and day out making plays,” Kugler said.
There are two pictures of Jamar making tackles in this story. The picture below is Jamar tackling a tight end.
Jamar Smith excels in UTEP’s first scrimmage
Jamar was one of three players to have three tackles and he also had a sack.