Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott finally threw an interception in 2015, ending the third-longest non-interception streak in SEC history, but he still managed to lead the Bulldogs to a 45-16 victory over Kentucky on Saturday.
Actually, Prescott did more than “manage” to lead the Bulldogs to victory. He accounted for 465 yards of offense and six total touchdowns. The six touchdowns tied the Mississippi State record for most touchdowns responsible for in a single game set by Jackie Parker against Auburn in 1952.
As a team, Mississippi State gained 586 yards of offense, which is the second-most in school history and most since 1991.
Prescott threw for 348 yards, which set a new career-high in the regular season. The only game where Prescott has more passing yards in his college career was against Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl last year. Saturday also marked the first time Prescott had thrown for at least 300 yards in back-to-back games.
The Bulldogs signal caller also led his team with 117 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground. His other three touchdowns were through the air.
With his rushing performance on Saturday, Prescott broke John Bond’s school record for most rushing yards from a quarterback in a career. Bond’s school record of 2,280 rushing yards from a quarterback had stood for 32 years.
Speaking of records, Prescott also passed Johnny Manziel for sixth all-time on the SEC total touchdowns list. The Mississippi State quarterback now has 96 total touchdowns.
Prescott’s only blemish was his interception in the second quarter. The pick broke his consecutive passes without an interception streak at 288. Prescott only needed three more pass attempts to tie Alabama’s A.J. McCarron for the second-longest interception-less streak in SEC history.