It took almost a full quarter for Mississippi State and Dak Prescott to find the scoreboard against Kentucky, but once they did, the floodgates opened.
From there on out, Prescott lived in the end zone. He accounted for a total of six touchdowns against the Wildcats – three rushing and three passing – for a convincing 42-16 win.
Not only did he tie a single-game school record in the process, but Prescott also inched closer to rare Southeastern Conference company.
With four more scores this season, he’ll join an elite group of SEC quarterbacks who have eclipsed the 100-touchdown mark.
With six more scores, he’ll jump Chris Leak and Peyton Manning, who each accounted for 101 TDs, for fourth all-time on the SEC’s list of players responsible for the most touchdowns.
If he accomplishes that, he’ll sit in a top four that includes Danny Wuerfel (122), Aaron Murray (137), and Tim Tebow (145).
Mississippi State has four games remaining on the regular-season schedule. The win over the Wildcats also made the Bulldogs bowl eligible, meaning Prescott will need to average less than a score a game to reach 100 touchdowns, and just over one touchdown a game to jump Manning and Leak.
Pretty impressive for a guy who was just a three-star recruit coming out of high school.