Top 5 Quarterbacks in Mississippi State History

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Dec 31, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) in the second quarter Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Dak Prescott

The Dak Attack, or Dak Knight or whatever you want to call him has announced he will return for the 2015 season. And with a full year still remaining in his MSU career, I’m willing to call him the greatest quarterback in school history. We can only hope his senior year will not go the way of Wayne Madkin, but there are no indications that would happen.

During his junior year he attained the highest ranking in the Heisman voting for any MSU player (8th). He was also one of three national finalists for the Davey O’Brian Award (best QB). He broke 10 single-season school records in 2014:

  • passing yards
  • completion percentage
  • yards per game
  • 200 yard passing games
  • total yards
  • passing efficiency
  • passing touchdowns
  • touchdowns accounted for
  • passing attempts
  • completions

For his career, he needs the following to break the all-time record:

  • leads with 60.4 completion %
  • 195 passing attempts
  • 44 completions
  • 2 TD passes
  • 347 rushing yards (for a QB)
  • 573 passing yards
  • owns 200 yard passing games
  • owns passing efficiency
  • owns lowest percentage of passing that are intercepted

Not only has Prescott re-written (and will continue to do so) the record book at Mississippi State, but he led the Bulldogs to one of the best seasons in school history. With a 10-3 record, it marked only the third time to achieve double-digit wins. It was the first time to ever win 10 regular season games, the first top 5 ranking was achieved as well as the program’s first #1 ranking.