No question who Prescott plays for

A month before Mississippi State's regular-season finale against Ole Miss, quarterback Dak Prescott lost his biggest fan, his mother. Stacy Revere/Getty Images

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Somewhere removed from the crush of fans at Davis Wade Stadium sat an unopened letter addressed to Peggy Prescott from her son, Dakota, better known to those around Starkville as Dak, Mississippi State's charismatic leader at quarterback.

The letter, penned before the team's Thanksgiving Day showdown against Ole Miss, was an idea of Dan Mullen's. He wanted to make sure the Egg Bowl was personal, so he asked his players to dedicate the game to someone special.

But for Prescott, it was never not personal. There was never a doubt for whom he was playing.

"She hated Ole Miss just as much as I did," Dak told reporters after leading a comeback win in which he scored the game's final touchdown in overtime. "Her favorite time of the season was going to a bowl game, so there's no better feeling than to go to a bowl game for her."

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