Judging by TDs scored, Nick Fitzgerald on similar trajectory as Dak Prescott

Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald is a special talent, and he has surpassed former MSU star Dak Prescott in one area.

Prescott, QB for the Dallas Cowboys, is arguably the best player ever to suit up for the Bulldogs. Prescott holds many career records for MSU including total yards of offense (11,897) and total touchdowns (114).

Fitzgerald, a junior, is now chasing those same records. He is already up to second on the Bulldogs all-time list for total touchdowns with 55, but that is still a long ways from Prescott. Still, Fitzgerald has been fantastic as a starter, and he is on par with Prescott’s numbers through their first 16 starts in terms of touchdowns.

SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic shared the numbers on Twitter:

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Catching Prescott’s career numbers would be an incredible accomplishment and seems nearly impossible, but it would be unwise to write off Fitzgerald just yet.

MSU is up to No. 17 in the AP Poll and is getting set for a tough matchup against No. 11 Georgia in Athens Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 pm EST on ESPN.


Source: Saturday Down South

Former 5-Star Recruit Byron Cowart Reportedly Granted Release from Auburn

Byron Cowart is reportedly no longer a member of the Auburn Tigers.

On Tuesday, Brandon Marcello of 247Sports reported the defensive lineman was granted his release from the program. Cowart was a 5-star recruit and the No. 3 overall player in the 2015 recruiting class, per 247Sports.

However, Marcello said he “has not lived up to the hype” since arriving on campus as such a highly regarded player.

This comes after Cowart moved from defensive end to defensive tackle and added weight in an effort to “crack the rotation as a junior,” per Marcello.

“I think he’s settling in,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said of the position change in August, per Tom Green of AL.com. “In the spring, he started settling in. It’s like anything else—you get more reps at it, the better you’re going to be. He’s shown at times that he can rush the passer from inside pretty efficiently.”

Despite the adjustment, he has tallied just three total tackles through the first two games this season as a backup without consistent playing time. He also posted a mere six tackles in each of his first two collegiate seasons.

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Source: Bleacher Report-CFB News

Original SEC members Georgia, Mississippi State are infrequent foes

Georgia plays host to Mississippi State on Saturday in a game matching two of the original members of the SEC, but though they’ve belonged to the same league for 84 years, this week’s matchup will be just their 23rd meeting. Thirteen institutions from the Southern Conference formed the SEC in December 1932, and first crowned […]

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