MSU's Prescott earns national award

Dak Prescott
For Starkville Daily News

Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott was selected the AutoNation National Offensive Player of the Week, the Football Writers Association of America announced Tuesday morning. The honor comes one day after Prescott was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Manning Award Star of the Week and a Davey O’Brien Award top performer.
In a 42-16 victory versus Kentucky this past Saturday in Davis Wade Stadium, Prescott completed 25 passes in 35 attempts for 348 yards and three touchdowns. The 2015 Maxwell Award watch list member also ran the ball 13 times for 117 yards and three scores, making him the first player in school history to record 300-plus passing yards and 100-plus rushing yards in a single game. The six touchdowns accounted for tied the school record set by Jackie Parker in November 1952 against Auburn.
The Haughton, Louisiana, native became the third FBS player in the last 15 years to total 348-plus passing yards, 100-plus rushing yards, three passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns in a single game, joining Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Clemson’s Tajh Boyd.
In eight starts this year, Prescott has thrown for 2,048 yards and rushed for 371 yards for the No. 25 Bulldogs, tallying 21 total touchdowns and just one turnover.
For more on Prescott and MSU, see Wednesday's sports section of The Starkville Daily News.