Prescott Named Manning Award Star of the Week

Starkville, Miss. – After joining Johnny Manziel and Jay Cutler as the only SEC quarterbacks since 1996 to throw four-plus passing touchdowns and rush for over 100 yards in a single game, Mississippi State junior quarterback Dak Prescott was named a Manning Award “Star of the Week,” the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Monday.

In Saturday’s 47-34 victory vs. UAB at home, Prescott tossed four touchdown passes for 211 yards, while also rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown. The Manning Award watch list signal caller is tied for first in the FBS with eight passing touchdowns and ranks eighth nationally in quarterback rating.

College football fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for Prescott over the other seven finalists as the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. CT, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting.

Prescott returns to action this Saturday as the 2-0 Bulldogs travel to Mobile, Ala., to take on South Alabama inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The 3 p.m. kickoff will be televised live on ESPN News. For more information on the Maroon and White, follow the program on Twitter at @HailStateFBall, like the team on Facebook at and join the squad on Instagram at

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