Mississippi State knocked off the Auburn Tigers Saturday, and in the process, the Bulldogs earned the number one ranking in college football. Of course, that win would not happen without the effort of player and coaches, and one cannot forget the fans helping make the atmosphere the greatest ever at Davis Wade Stadium.
With that said, here is a look at the candidates for Mississippi State's player of the week.
Dak Prescott: The quarterback turned in another solid performance for Mississippi State. He completed 18 of 34 for passes for 246 yards and a touchdown. He did throw up two interceptions as well. On the ground, Prescott carried the ball 21 times for 121 yards and two scores, including a touchdown late int eh second quarter to curb the Auburn surge.
Josh Robinson: The running back came up just short of 100 yards during the contest, but he did pick up several key first downs and found ways to make plays all game. He also scored twice for Mississippi State.
De'Runnya Wilson: Bear turned in another solid performance, snagging four catches for 72 yards and an insane touchdown grab. One of the biggest plays he made did not show up on the stat sheet, drawing a pass interference to move the chains late.
Evan Sobiesk: The Bulldog kicker was only called on once for a field goal attempt, and he made it count to help push Mississippi State's lead to 15 late.
Malcolm Johnson: The leading receiver for Mississippi State with five catches, including a crazy one on the sideline.
Kaleb Eulls: He may not have had a flashy stats day—though he did have five tackles—but all day long he limimted the running lanes and options for the Tigers.
Preston Smith: Smith had four tackles, including one for a loss, but perhaps even more importantly, he had four quarterback hurries in the contest.
MSU Secondary: There is no way to just single out one of these players. Taveze Calhoun picked up six tackles and forced a fumble. Jamerson Love had three tackles, including one for a loss. Will Redmond had a big game with five tackles, one for a loss, and two passes broken up. Jay Hughes made a big interception to help Mississippi State get ahead early, and Justin Cox made an interception to ice the game.