After becoming the first player in the 83-year history of the Southeastern Conference to record 550-plus yards of total offense and account for seven touchdowns in a single game, Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Prescott is the first Bulldog to earn five career weekly conference honors.
This past Saturday in a dramatic 51-50 win at Arkansas, Prescott tied the SEC record by accounting for seven touchdowns (5 passing, 2 rushing), finishing with 554 yards of total offense (508 passing, 46 rushing), more than any SEC team accumulated Saturday. With the performance, the Heisman Trophy candidate became the first FBS player since 2013 to tally 550 yards of total offense and seven scores in a single game. The team captain also became the ninth SEC player to be responsible for seven touchdowns in a game, the eighth SEC player to throw for more than 500 yards and joined 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel as the only other SEC player to rack up over 550 yards of total offense in a game.