Kentucky has a tough game ahead on the road against Mississippi State, and Wildcats coach Mark Stoops believes Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott presents a particularly tough challenge.
During the SEC teleconference Wednesday, Stoops told reporters what he liked about Prescott and what kind of improvements he has seen from the senior who earned All-SEC honors in 2014.
“He’s always been a winner,” Stoops said. “(He’s a) very good player, and you just see a guy who’s very very comfortable back there. He’s been well coached, they have a lot of diversity in their offense, they can do a lot of different things and he can do a lot of different things. He can hurt you with his legs, he’s a big strong guy, but he’s just very comfortable distributing the ball and throwing the ball this year.”
So far this season, Prescott has completed more than 65 percent of his passes and has thrown 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He has not run with the football as often as in years past, but Stoops believes Prescott has improved his skills inside of the pocket.
“That’s probably the biggest evolution that I’ve seen in him, is just how comfortable he is sitting in the pocket throwing the football”
Kentucky (4-2, 2-2 SEC) will play Mississippi State (5-2, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.