Mississippi State to Face Off Against U.T. Martin

Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., number one ranked Mississippi State plays host to U.T. Martin. The Bulldogs are having a dream season thanks in large part to star quarterback, Dak Prescott. His name is Dak and he is taking State fans on a ride of a lifetime.

The Bulldogs are 8-0 with the S.E.C. Championship and a national championship in sight. Prescott’s number one fan is his niece. She was recently asked who the best college football player is. She says, “Dak is.”

Prescott is also a popular choice for the Heisman Trophy, the award given to the best college football player in the country. This past Saturday, with the game tied at 10, he avoided getting tackled and heaved a pass to Fred Ross that went for the game winning touchdown. Many fans in attendance saw this as a Heisman moment. Prescott did not. He says, "I didn’t think of that as being that type of moment, we just had to make a play and the line did a good job, held up, and I just kind of got out of the pocket. Fred Ross did a great job of getting open and maybe it’s a Heisman moment for Fred Ross."

Prescott is rewriting the history books in Starkville. The former high school standout from Louisiana has thrown for a total of 2,025 yards this season. Mississippi State has four games left in the regular season. This coming Saturday, they will play U.T. Martin, followed by the big trip to Alabama, and then Vanderbilt, followed by the Egg Bowl against Ole Miss. State Head Coach, Dan Mullen, is well aware of how important Prescott will be with the biggest games of the season still ahead. Mullen says, "He doesn’t make mistakes a second time and that’s what you want out of your quarterback and a leader."

The leader of the State offense is responsible for a school record of 57 career touchdowns. When Prescott has the ball, State fans know something special could happen at any moment. Prescott closes, "We know we are a high powered offense. We could score at any moment, we just have to relax and do your job and we’re one play away from scoring every time we get out there.”

Saturday is Homecoming at Mississippi State. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. between the Bulldogs and U.T. Martin.

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