Prescott named a finalist for Manning Award

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

Mississippi State senior Dak Prescott is among the 12 finalists for the Manning Award, presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback. It is the only national award that takes the quarterback’s bowl performance into consideration.

Prescott was also a finalist for the Manning Award last year, which went to former Oregon signal caller Marcus Mariota.

This season, Prescott completed 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,413 yards, 25 touchdowns and four interceptions while also adding 541 more yards and 10 scores on the ground.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder from Haughton, La., is one of three SEC quarterbacks named as a finalists along with Arkansas’ Brandon Allen and Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly.

The winner will be announced on Jan. 13.

2015 Manning Award Finalists

 Name  Cl.  School  QBR  C  A  Pct.  Yards  TDs  INT  Wins  Rushing
 Brandon Allen  Sr.  Arkansas  87.2  224  344  65.1  3,125  29 7 7  116 yds, 1 TD
 Trevone Boykin  Sr.  TCU  82.3  257  396  64.9  3,575  31  10  10  612 yds, 9 TDs
 Connor Cook  Sr.  Michigan State  78.0  194  337  57.6  2,730  24  4  10  NA
 Brandon Doughty  Sr.  Western Kentucky  85.8  322  444  72.5  4,184  42  6  10  NA
 Kevin Hogan  Sr.  Stanford  85.3  185  271  68.3  2,500  23  7  10  294 yds, 4 TDs
 Chad Kelly  Jr.  Ole Miss  86.4  277  425  65.2  3,740  27  12  9  427 yds, 10 TDs
 Paxton Lynch  Jr.  Memphis  81.0  280  406  69.0  3,670  28  3  9  240 yds, 2 TDs
 Baker Mayfield  Jr.  Oklahoma  82.0  243  354  68.6  3,389  35  5  11  420 yds, 7 TDs
 Dak Prescott  Sr.  Mississippi State  81.1  291  435  66.9  3,413  25  4  8  541 yds, 10 TDs
 Keenan Reynolds  Sr.  Navy  71.1  46  84  54.8  964  6  1  9  1,093 yds, 19 TDs
 Greg Ward, Jr.  Jr.  Houston  80.2  196  283  69.3  2,502  16  5  11  893 yds, 17 TDs
 Deshaun Watson  So.  Clemson  86.9  261  371  70.4  3,223  27  10  12  756 yds, 9 TDs

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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