Mississippi State legend Dak Prescott reacts to Bulldogs’ upset win over LSU

Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was pumped as his alma mater Mississippi State upset LSU.

Think it was a great day to be a Mississippi State Bulldog? Just ask Dak Prescott.

The quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys and former Bulldog took to Twitter to celebrate Mississippi State’s upset of LSU to open the 2020 season.

He was all about the beginning of the Mike Leach era

Mississippi State traveled to Baton Rouge and gave the defending national champions a shock as K.J. Costello broke SEC passing records with 623 yards. Osirus Mitchell caught two touchdowns while running back Kylin Hill had 158 yards and a score catching passes out of the backfield.

Not to be overlooked, the Bulldog defense produced seven sacks and picked off two passes.

For alumni like Prescott, it looked like the brightest beginning to a new age for Mississippi State.

Dak Prescott had his own great Mississippi State upset over LSU.

Prescott went 1-3 against LSU during his college career, but that one win was a big one back on Sept. 20, 2014.

Facing the No. 8 Tigers, he then-junior quarterback tossed two touchdowns and 268 yards while rushing for 105 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown run.

On the back of Prescott’s excellent play, Mississippi State jumped out to a 34-10 lead early in the fourth quarter. They then had to hold on as the Tigers scored three touchdowns, including two in the final two minutes, to make it a one-possession game.

It was too late though. Prescott and company came away with the 34-29 win. That win was the first vs. LSU since Oct. 23. 1999 and the first in Baton Rouge since Nov. 16, 1991.

Since Prescott’s graduation, the Bulldogs have only beaten LSU once. That was another upset as unranked Mississippi State trounced No. 12 LSU, 37-7, with Nick Fitzgerald at the helm.

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