NFL CATS | Za'Darius Smith records first NFL sacks, defeats Bud Dupree and the Steelers
10/02/2015 12:02 AM
PITTSBURGH, PA — Former Wildcat Za’Darius Smith recorded his first two NFL sacks on Thursday night while helping the Baltimore Ravens (1-3) secure its first victory of the 2015 season, winning 23-20 on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2).
Smith, the Ravens’ fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, dropped Steeler quarterback Michael Vick on back-to-back plays in the second half to force a Pittsburgh punt and aid Baltimore’s 13-point comeback to force overtime.
SACK. Rookie Za'Darius Smith comes up with the first sack of his career.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 2, 2015
Sack… AGAIN. Rookie Za'Darius Smith comes up with sacks on back-to-back plays to force a punt by Pittsburgh.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 2, 2015
Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker converted a 52-yard field goal with 4:33 left in overtime to avoid the Ravens’ first 0-4 start in franchise history.
Smith finished the game with four total tackles and two sacks, and his former Kentucky teammate and fellow NFL rookie Bud Dupree totaled three tackles for the Steelers in a losing effort.