Jones makes huge impact in Irish win over Miami

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Notre Dame-- The Notre Dame defense seems to be getting things worked out over the last few weeks, and they proved that again in Saturday's 30-27 win over Miami.

The tone-setter for the Irish would have to go to defensive lineman Jarron Jones, who finished the game with 7 tackles, 6 of them being for a loss.

"Dominant effort against a Power Five football team that was nationally ranked a few weeks ago," said Head Coach Brian Kelly. "I think that's about as good a performance that we've had in a while here. Jarron was outstanding. He was awarded the game ball."

Jones became the first player in the FBS this season to record 6 tackles for a loss, and he's only the 23rd player to do so since 2000.

"Monster," said Linebacker Nyles Morgan on Jones' performance. "Jarron just turned it on. Didn't say much, just went out there and made plays. I don;t think I had a tackle until the second half. Jarron was out there just going crazy. It was amazing."

"That was one of the jobs I had to do," said Jones. "Push the pocket, eat up space, close the gap and let the linebackers make the plays but if the play came to me, I had to make that play."

Jones has continued to make himself known on the football field this season, whether it's having a big game like he did against Miami, or stepping up on special teams to block a kick.

With 11 NFL scouts at Notre Dame Stadium yesterday, Jones may have helped himself out in terms of his future in the NFL with his performance.