November 9, 2014 12:46:20 AM
9, 29, 3,000
n The numbers represent school records broken or extended by Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott on Saturday night. With his 206-yard passing performance, Prescott passed the 200-yard mark for the ninth-consecutive game, a new school record. He also scored his 27th, 28th, and 29th touchdowns of the season, setting the program's all-time mark for touchdowns in one season. Prescott also became the first player in school history to top the 3,000-yard mark in total offense, a record he will extend with each yard he gains the rest of the season.
n With the win, coach Dan Mullen's Bulldogs have won 12 games in a row, which is the second-longest winning streak in school history. It's also the second-longest active streak in the country behind Florida State, which won its 25th-straight game Saturday night.
n Times in its 115-year history the MSU football program had started a season winning its first nine games. The 1940 Bulldogs started the season 9-0-1. They tied Auburn in the third game of the year.
"It's great," Mullen said of the 9-0 start. "I'm proud of our guys, proud of everyone in our program. We wanted to build a program that is a consistent winner, and I think we've been able to do that."
n Total yards by MSU. It is the seventh time in nine games the Bulldogs have topped-the 500-yard plateau. Wins against Auburn (488) and Arkansas (459) are the exceptions.
n Combined rushing yards for MSU's Ashton Shumpert and Brandon Holloway, tailbacks who spelled starter Josh Robinson. Shumpert, a sophomore from Fulton, rushed four times for 82 yards, while Holloway had seven carries for 70. Each scored touchdowns.
n Plays MSU's offense recorded of more than 30 yards. Five went for touchdowns.
n How many Bulldogs -- freshman wide receiver Jamoral Graham and junior tailback Holloway -- scored their first career touchdowns.
n Length in yards of a third-quarter catch by redshirt freshman Gabe Myles, the longest play of his career.
n Touchdowns Prescott has scored on third down this season, the most in the country.