Dak Prescott has gone from early Heisman darkhorse to legitimate Heisman contender over the first few weeks of the season. That does not happen unless you have managed to score a lot of points, make a lot of plays and lead your team to victory after victory. Prescott has accomplished all of that so far this season, and he is slowly taking over the Mississippi State record book.
That's right, Prescott is now responsible for more touchdowns than any other player in Mississippi State history. Prescott's touchdown pass to De'Runnya Wilson moved him to within one of Don Smith, and his rushing touchdown in the first quarter to put the Bulldogs up 21-0 moved Prescott into a tie with Smith. Prescott broke that tie and moved into MSU history with his second rushing touchdown, a 15-yard run with 3:58 left in the second quarter.
Prescott also found himself tied at the top of another list at the end of the victory over Auburn when he picked up his eleventh 200-yard passing game. That mark ties him with Wayne Madkin, Kevin Fant, and Tommy Pharr, and it should be his record after the Bulldogs take on Kentucky on October 25 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
Prescott also made a move up the career rushing touchdown list, moving past J.J. Johnson and John Bond into fourth place all time. Prescott now has 25 career rushing touchdowns, trailing Mississippi State's all-time career leader, Anthony Dixon by 17 touchdowns.
Prescott's touchdown strike to Wilson was his 25th of his career, moving him into a tie with Chris Relf. Tyler Russell sits at the top of the list with 42 career touchdown passes.
While Prescott did not pass anyone in this category, he has set himself up to move past Pharr in the next the next Mississippi State contest. Should Prescott continue to keep going over 200 passing yards per game, he should finish the season in sixth place on this list. Prescott is currently 56.8% of the way to Madkin's career total.
Prescott's performance against Auburn has also kept his shot at breaking Russell's single season passing yardage mark alive. Prescott is 51% of the way there at the halfway point of the season. Games against Arkansas, Alabama, and Ole Miss could make this mark difficult, but the Bulldogs' sixth win will means the team will have at least one post season game, giving Prescott a 13th game like Russell had. Prescott needs to average 202.7 yards per contest the rest of the way to break the record. He currently averages 246.3 yards through the air per contest.