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Tennessee-Martin/MSU By the Numbers

 

Brandon Walker

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

12 

 

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." 

 

 

 

520 

 

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. 

 

 

 

152 

 

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. 

 

 

 

26 

 

n Length in yards of a third-quarter catch by redshirt freshman Gabe Myles, the longest play of his career. 

 

 

 

14 

 

n Touchdowns Prescott has scored on third down this season, the most in the country. 

 

 

 

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