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Dak Prescott Voted National Offensive Player of the Week

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The weekly awards continue to roll in for #15 after a career day against Kentucky.

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After amassing 465 yards of total offense and six touchdowns against Kentucky, Dak Prescott has been named college football's offensive player of the week by the Football Writers Association of America.

This comes after Prescott was voted the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday -- his first time to receive the award this season and the fourth in his career.

His six touchdowns -- three on the ground and three through the air -- were one shy of breaking the school record for touchdowns in a game, which was set by Jackie Parker in 1952.

Dak was very deserving of both of these awards after racking up more yards than any other regular season game in his career. Only last year's Orange Bowl -- a game in which Dak threw for 453 and ran for 47 yards -- topped the Kentucky game statistically.

After throwing for 300 yards only two times in his career coming into the season, Dak has eclipsed that mark two weeks in a row and for the third time on the season. He passed for 348 yards against Kentucky. The other two 300-yard games came against LSU in the home opener and last week against Louisiana Tech.

With four regular season games remaining on the schedule, Dak sits at 2,048 yards passing, 371 yards rushing, and 21 total touchdowns.