Mississippi State Mid-Season Review

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Oct 11, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) walks through the celebration line after the game against the Auburn Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Auburn Tigers 38-23. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports


Dak Prescott: Pretty certain there isn’t any argument to this one. Dak Prescott has been superb. For all the hype in the summer and the unreal expectations that have been placed upon him, Prescott has lived up to every single one of them and then some. As of right now, he is listed with the best odds to win the Heisman. He has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He has been a natural leader on the field and resilient whenever adversity started to rear its ugly head.

Unsung Hero
Ben Beckwith: That’s right, I went with an offensive lineman. Beckwith might be playing himself into a potential draft pick. Considering that he was a walk on, it’s amazing the progress he has made on the offensive line. The game against Texas A&M was such a beatdown that many forgot that Beckwith moved over to center after Day was suspended and the offense didn’t miss a beat. He was named Offensive Lineman of the Week for that game, and he has been great all year. This team wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for the contributions of Ben Beckwith.

Who Needs to Step Up?
Jameon Lewis: A lot of people may take this as a knock on the receiver, but it’s not. He struggled to find his game in the first three nonconference games, but he had a monster game against LSU. I really thought he was about to break through and have a huge year from that point forward. It turns out that he got hurt in that game and hasn’t played since. If Lewis can get healthy, he is going to be needed. The defenses are going to start focusing so much on Wilson that we will need his production in the slot to help open Wilson back up. Let’s all hope that he is close to being healthy.