Prescott finishes eighth in Heisman vote

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy vote. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy vote. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Dak Prescott finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy vote marking the highest finish in Mississippi State history.

Prescott received 42 votes for the award that went to Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota on Saturday night. The Haughton, La., native was not invited to New York for the ceremony.

Prescott is just the second Bulldog to receive votes in the 80 year history of the Heisman Trophy joining Tom “Shorty” McWilliams, who finished 10th on the ballot in 1944.

The junior quarterback shattered 10 single-season school records this fall – total offense (3,935), total offense per game (327.9), touchdowns responsible for (37), completion percentage (.612), passing yards (2,996), passing yards per game (249.7), 200-yard passing games (11), passing touchdowns (24), passing efficiency (151.3) and rushing yards by a quarterback (939). 

Prescott was the only player in the nation to rank in the top 20 in both rushing and passing touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder led the country with 17 touchdowns responsible for and 10 touchdown passes on third down.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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