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October 4th, 2014
How do you follow up the best game of your career?
With an even better game two weeks later.
Dak Prescott accounted for 336 yards of total offense and five touchdowns, as No. 12 Mississippi State upended No. 6 Texas A&M 48-31 Saturday afternoon in the first matchup of top 15 squads at Davis Wade Stadium since 1986.
It was worth putting this off for a few weeks, but now there's no reason hiding this question anymore.
How can you not consider Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott to be a Heisman Trophy candidate now?
This Bulldog can do it all.
Prescott can run it, throw it and even catch it.
Mississippi State's offense was without two of its staters.
It didn't really matter though as the No. 6 Bulldogs registered their sixth straight 500-yard performance in a 48-31 win over No. 12 Texas A&M Saturday.Â
Starting center Dillon Day was suspended, and the Bulldogs best wide receiver Jameon Lewis was sidelined with a right leg injury.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were know in the late 1990s under head coach Jackie Sherrill and defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn for having an opportunistic defense.
As the Bulldogs progress through the 2014 season, it appears the defensive unit is getting back to that.
MSU has forced 26 turnovers in its last 10 games dating back to last season under coordinator Geoff Collins.
Former Starkville High School quarterback and defensive back Gabe Myles made his first start for the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday.
Myles got the nod in the place of an injured Jameon Lewis and the Bulldogs defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 48-31.
"The next guy just stepped right in with a Gabe Myles," MSU head coach Dan Mullen said.
MABEN â€“ Football was not necessarily on everyone's mind Saturday in the state of Mississippi.
In the midst of all the football action, East Webster took some time to host a large slow pitch softball tournament.
BRANDON â€“ Starkville's offense gets a good bit of the lion's share of the attention.
The Yellowjackets have yet to trail in a game this season and haven't scored less than 34 points in a contest this year.
The defense has been right there with the offense though.
MADISON â€“ Friday night's football game between the Starkville Academy Volunteers and Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots was nothing short of an old-fashioned, hard-nosed football outing.
With defense highlighting the night, MRA claimed the contest 17-10 over No. 1 Starkville Academy to hand the Volunteers their first loss on the season.Â
MABEN â€“ It was a tale of two halves in Webster County on Friday night.
After dominating the first half and taking a 24-6 lead into halftime, the East Webster Wolverines found themselves on the ropes in the second half, but held off a furious 16-point rally from Okolona to win 31-22 over the Chieftains.
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles continued their winning ways on Friday night.
Eupora moved to 7-0 this season with a win over the Saint Joseph Catholic School Bruins 34-6.