As you may have heard, Mississippi State has had a pretty good season on the football field. Good enough, at least, that the Bulldogs are 10-2 and headed to the Orange Bowl as the No. 7 team in the country, finishing second in the SEC West
Along the way, Dan Mullen, Dak Prescott and the rest of the offensive crew have been tearing apart the MSU record books (in the re-writing sense, not the magicians who rip phone books in half and magically repair them way). MSU has broken a number of records, listed below, and a few more are in line to possibly be broken in Miami at the Orange Bowl.
Mullen’s offense has set the following single-season offensive school records (with one game left):
- Total Offensive Yards – 6,074
- Per Game Offense – 506.2 yards
- Points Scored – 446
- Touchdowns Scored – 56
- Passing Yards – 3,196
- Passing Yards Per Game – 266.3
- Completion Percentage – 61.3%
- Passing Touchdowns – 28
- PAT Kicks Made – 56
It’s not just the team, of course. Junior quarterback Dak Prescott has broken 10 individual season school records of his own:
- Rushing Yards by a Quarterback – 939
- Total Offense – 3,935 yards
- Total Offense Yards Per Game – 327.9
- Touchdowns Responsible For – 37
- Completion Percentage – 61.2%
- Passing Yards – 2,996
- Passing Yards Per Game – 249.7
- 200-Yard Passing Games – 11
- Passing Touchdowns – 24
- Passing Efficiency – 151.3
Crazy Dak-Stat: He’s already second all-time in career offensive yards (7,016) with a bowl game and a senior season left. Crazier: he’s only 82 yards away from breaking the record held by Don Smith (7,097 yards).
Prescott is also second in all-time rushing touchdowns (30), sixth in career passing yards (5,130), second in career touchdown passes (38, just shy of Tyler Russell’s record 42) and he’s actually first all-time in career touchdowns responsible for (68).
Elsewhere on offense, senior receiver Jameon Lewis is creeping up the record books, despite missing most of his final season due to injury. Lewis is currently ninth in all-time receptions (108), tied-eighth in career 100-yard receiving games (four), 10th in all-purpose yards (3,159), fourth in kick return yards (1,414) and is 30 yards away from cracking the top 10 in all-time receiving yards.
In the backfield, junior Josh Robinson is having an impressive campaign in his first year as a starter. His 1,128 yards this season stands as the sixth best performance in MSU history, and he only needs 66 yards to move up to No. 3 all time. His 1,498 all-purpose yards is good for seventh-best all-time, but 49 yards of any variety in the Orange Bowl would make it the second-best season in MSU history. Finally, with 11 rushing touchdowns, he’s one more away from cracking the top 10, two away from tying for fifth and three away from tying for third.
The record-breaking season of offense has even translated to special teams, where sophomore kicker Evan Sobiesk has the single-season record for PATs attempted (55) and PATs made (52).
All of that to repeat: it’s been a pretty good year for Mississippi State’s offense.