Top 10 Quarterbacks in Mississippi State History

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Nov 14, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs fans walk in the stadium before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Davis Wade Stadium. Alabama won 31-6. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

#5: Don Smith

Don Smith was the Bulldogs starting QB from 1984-86. He is one of the best dual threat QBs in MSU history.

Smith threw for 5,229 yards in his career and ran for 1,868. In each of his last three seasons he threw for at least 1,200 yards and ran for at least 500. He held the record for most touchdowns responsible for with 52 until Dak Prescott obliterated it.

The 1984 and 1985 teams weren’t too great, and ultimately ended Emory Bellard’s tenure, but the Dawgs did upend #9 LSU in ’84. A newly minted West side upper deck and head coach (Rockey Felker) had some exciting things happening in 1986, and State beat #8 Tennessee on their way to a #13 ranking. Unfortunately things fell apart with four straight losses to end the year with a 6-5 record and no bowl.

MSU records:

  • 2nd in touchdowns responsible for
  • 7th in completions
  • 6th in passing yards
  • 6th in passing touchdowns

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