clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Dak Prescott Garners Six Player of the Week Honors

New, 4 comments

Following a game against LSU that saw Dak Prescott amass 373 total yards and three touchdowns, the junior quarterback is the talk of the SEC and around the nation.

Wesley Hitt

After a strong showing against the LSU Tigers, heisman hopeful Dak Prescott has become the most talked about player on ESPN and turned into somewhat of a media darling. As many interviews as the guy has done this week, it's amazing that he's had time to make it to practice. People all around the country are starting to take notice of what MSU fans knew a long time ago... Dak Prescott is a special player. Following a Thursday in which Prescott was awarded the Maxwell Award Player of the Week and the Manning Award Player of the Week, he's now up to five total national awards honors for the week.

His heisman chances, NFL potential, overall character, and his mom were all popular topics this week among ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, and other various media outlets. He was able to lead the Bulldogs to rack up more yards against LSU than any other team has since Les Miles has taken over. Dak is the only quarterback in the last ten years to pass for 200 and rush for 100 yards in the same game against LSU. He's also the only quarterback in the last ten years to have two 100 yard rushing games against LSU. He first accomplished the feat last year when the Tigers came to Starkville.

On the season, Prescott is up to 1,404 total yards. That includes 964 passing, 416 rushing, and 24 yards receiving. He has accounted for 15 total touchdowns. Through the first four games, he is neck and neck statistically with where Cam Newton, Tim Tebow, and Johnny Manziel were after four games the year they won the Heisman Trophy. Something neither three of those players have ever done is pass for 200 and rush for 100 yards in three straight games. Prescott has done that and will have a chance to keep that streak going October 4th when the Texas A&M Aggies come to town.

In addition to the two awards mentioned previously, Prescott was also awarded the Athlon Sports Player of the Week, Davey O'Brien Award Player of the Week, and 24/7 Sports National Offensive Player of the Week. This is Dak's second time this season to win the Manning Award player of the week. He also took home the honor after an impressive performance against UAB. In addition to the national honors, Prescott was also named the SEC Co Offensive Player of the Week, splitting the award with Amari Cooper.

Dak's highlights from the LSU game have been played so much that everyone other than Mississippi State fans are surely tired of seeing them. This week went a long way towards his Heisman chances. To truly have a chance, he needed to lead his team to a big win and have one of those "Heisman moments" at some point this season. He accomplished both on Saturday. You could argue that he had two Heisman moments, actually. The Johnny Manziel-esque scramble out of the pocket touchdown pass to Jameon will be shown several more times before the season is over. The same can be said for the long touchdown run that included a nice stiff arm and a few dances around the field to get into the endzone. With all the recognition Dak has received after this game, imagine what the reaction will be if he comes out and does the same thing against Texas A&M and Auburn. Buckle up State fans, the hype is just getting started.