How Dak Prescott Can Win the Heisman

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Oct 12, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) carries the ball against the Bowling Green Falcons at Davis Wade Stadium. The Bulldogs defeated the Falcons 21-20. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Let me just say that I didn’t want to write this. I really wanted to hold off on any possible Heisman talk for Dak until after the LSU game. My reasoning was that Dak Prescott would not have a chance to join the Heisman conversation until after that game had been played. Even if he puts up numbers that would make EA NCAA Football blush, it will be against mediocre competition, and that’s probably giving the teams we play those games too much credit.

I’m writing this because of all the attention Hugh Kellenberger got for his article he wrote about Dak Prescott and his Heisman candidacy. Croom Diaries did a great job poking holes in his argument, so I am not going to spend my time rehashing that. I’d rather point out why people OUTSIDE of Mississippi State think Dak Prescott could be a candidate. But the one thing that Hugh Kellenberger should have considered before ever writing that article is that Prescott was added to the Maxwell Award Watch List. The Maxwell Award is given to the College Player of the Year, essentially a less celebrated version of the Heisman. Yes, there are over 70 players on that list, but to even be on the Watch List means that people think you might put up a good enough season to win it. If that isn’t at least a Dark Horse chance at winning the Heisman, then I don’t know what is.

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