J’Mar Smith named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

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DALLAS – Louisiana Tech senior quarterback J’Mar Smith was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week the league announced on Monday afternoon.

Smith had a stellar day in his final game at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday evening. He completed 25 of his 35 pass attempts for 331 yards along with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Tech’s 41-27 win over UTSA. Smith also rushed for a touchdown, tying his career-high with four total touchdowns on the day.

Smith’s 300-yard day through the air was then 11th of his career – placing him in sole possession of third place in the Tech record books. His passer efficiency rating of 149.7 is second best in C-USA this season.

Against the Roadrunners, Smith competed passes to eight different receivers.

Smith has now thrown for 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions on the season. He is second in the league in total offense (304.4) and leads C-USA in passing yards per game (281.4). Smith’s performance helped the Bulldogs finish off a 6-0 campaign at home – its first 6-0 home mark since 1973.

In the career ranks, Smith is now third all-time in career passing yards (9,360) and fourth in career passing touchdowns (50).

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