Prescott has propelled the 5-0 Bulldogs to their highest ranking ever (third in the Associated Press poll) after MSU defeated then-No. 6 Texas A&M, 48-31, on Saturday afternoon.
The Haughton, La., native accounted for five touchdowns against the Aggies, rushing for three scores and passing for two. He finished 20 of 26 for 268 yards through the air, had 23 carries for 77 yards and grabbed one pass for 11 yards.
The Davey O’Brien Award preseason watch list selection has been a dual threat, ranking ninth in the nation in total offense (335.6 yards per game). He also ranks fourth in the nation in points responsible for (120) and sixth in passing efficiency (180.7).
On the year, Prescott is 78-for-122 (63.9 percent) with 13 passing touchdowns, while averaging 246.4 yards per game. In addition, he has amassed 455 rushing yards (91.0 per game) with six touchdowns and has two receptions for 35 yards and a score.
All 128 FBS quarterbacks are eligible for the weekly honor, which is determined by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee. The final weekly award will be issued on Oct. 27 prior to the paring down to 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award on Nov. 3.
Week 4 Honorable Mention:
Mike Bercovici (Arizona State) – 510 yards, 5 TD passes in 38-34 win over No. 13 USC
Trevone Boykin (TCU) – 395 total yards and 2 TDs in 37-33 win over No. 4 Oklahoma
Jared Goff (California) – 527 yards, 5 TDs in 60-59 victory over Washington State
Connor Halliday (Washington State) – NCAA-record 734 passing yards, 6 TDs vs. Cal
Nick Marshall (Auburn) – 119 rush yards, 207 pass yards (4 total TDs) in 41-7 win over No. 15 LSU
Bo Wallace (Ole Miss) – 251 pass yards, 3 TDs (2 in 4th quarter) in 23-17 win over No. 3 Alabama
2014 Week-by-Week Winners:
Sept. 9 – Marcus Mariota (Oregon)
Sept. 16 – Shane Carden (East Carolina) & Clint Trickett (West Virginia)
Sept. 23 – Dak Prescott (Mississippi State)
Sept. 30 – Deshaun Watson (Clemson)
Oct. 7 – Dak Prescott (Mississippi State)