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Dak Prescott returning to Miss. State

Mississippi State junior quarterback Dak Prescott will return to school as expected, a source confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad.

Prescott and the Bulldogs started strong this season, and he led them to their first No. 1 ranking in the polls in school history and their first 10-win season since 1999. However, the second half of the season was up and down, and the Bulldogs had three losses in their final four games.

Prescott, a one-time Heisman Trophy front-runner, ended up eighth in Heisman balloting with two first-place votes.

He finished the season with 3,449 passing yards and 27 passing touchdowns to 11 interceptions with a 61.6 completion percentage. He also had 986 yards rushing and 14 TDs on the ground.