Dak Prescott 10th Player In SEC With 10K yards; Bulldogs Top Tigers 31-13
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback, became the 10th player in SEC history to top 10,000 total yards in his career against Missouri Tigers on Thursday night. Prescott joined the likes of NFL superstars Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, Aaron Murray to reach that career milestone.Advertisement
The Bulldogs’ 31-13 victory at Missouri was powered by Prescott, who had 303 passing yards and four touchdowns. Prescott also became the sixth SEC quarterback with 100 career touchdowns.
Murray (2010-2013) still tops the list with 13,562 yards. Tebow (2006-2009) is second on the list with 12,232 yards while Florida’s Chris Leak (2003-2006) had 11,350 yards. Manning (1994-1997) still holds onto the fifth spot with 11,020 yards long before he came an NFL legend.
Meanwhile, the Tigers dropped to 4-5 and 1-5 in the Southeastern Conference. Gary Pinkel’s team must win at least two of its final three games to salvage a .500 record and secure bowl eligibility.
Last year, the Bulldogs (3-2 SEC West and 7-2 overall) sat atop the standings because of Prescott’s incredible run. This year, the 22-year-old has been just as impressive but his team lags behind LSU and Ole Miss in the SEC West standings. Prior to Thursday’s game, Prescott had 14 passing touchdowns and just one interception with seven thunderous touchdowns.
The Bulldogs still have to play top teams like Alabama and Ole Miss, the outcome of those games could drastically shake up the SEC West. If Mississippi can upset at least one of those two SEC West title hopefuls, don’t be surprised to see Prescott’s name back in the Heisman Trophy discussion.
Prescott is on his way to set the Mississippi State school record for completion percentage and remains the only active QB who has thrown for over 7,000 yards and rushed for over 2,000 yards in his career.
One thing is for sure: Prescott has put the NFL on notice. He’s a superstar-in-the-making.