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Prescott's emergence key for Mississippi State

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm •  Published: January 3, 2014
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Mississippi State's dominant 44-7 victory over Rice in the Liberty Bowl secured the Bulldogs' fourth straight winning season.

The way Dak Prescott keeps improving, there might be a few more in the near future.

Prescott was impressive in the Bulldogs' finale, completing 17 of 28 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns while also running for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Mississippi State (7-6) ended the season on a three-game winning streak.

It was a fitting finale for the 6-foot-2, 230-pound sophomore from Haughton, La., who came into the season as Tyler Russell's backup but ended it as one of the Southeastern Conference's up-and-coming quarterbacks.

Now he's the Bulldogs' unquestioned leader going forward and expectations will be high.