College football players compete in several road games each season, but Mississippi State’s last trip to Texas A&M sticks out in quarterback Dak Prescott’s mind.
The Bulldogs played at College Station on Nov. 9, 2013, and Prescott’s mother had recently passed away from colon cancer. Prescott and his mother were extremely close. Before that game, he tweeted “I Live for you, I Play for you #MOM.”
Prescott passed for 149 passing yards and two touchdowns, while adding 154 rushing yards in Mississippi State’s 59-49 loss. On Monday, the quarterback said he has grown as a person and football player since that game.
“I’m completely different, night and day,” Prescott told reporters on Monday. “That was a stressful time in my life. It was a big game coming off of (my mother passing away) and I got hurt right there at the end. I’m excited to go back again. It’s another road trip but I’m planning for different results.”
The Bulldogs did beat the Aggies last season, 48-31. Since Texas A&M joined the SEC, Mississippi State is 1-2 against the Aggies.
Prescott talking about last game at A&M, he lost his mother, says it was a stressful time.
— Ben Wait (@bcwait) September 28, 2015