MOBILE, Ala. — Dak Prescott rushed, threw and caught a touchdown pass for the second time in his career as Mississippi State downed South Alabama 35-3 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Prescott was 13-of-21 passing for 201 yards and a touchdown. He carried the ball 14 times for 139 yards and another score. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior also caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Jameon Lewis in the second quarter as the Bulldogs improved to 3-0.
Mississippi State scored in the opening quarter when Prescott connected with Malcolm Johnson on a 15-yard touchdown strike.
The Bulldogs began to open things up in the second quarter when Josh Robinson scored on runs of 2 yards and 15 yards, giving them a 28-3 lead by halftime.
Prescott added a 40-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
South Alabama (1-1) sold out their first game in school history, with a crowd of 38,129 on hand.