STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Dak Prescott already has a favored place in Mississippi State's football history. Now he's also the unquestioned starter at quarterback.
The sophomore's name was etched in program lore after he came off the bench in the fourth quarter -- with a hurt shoulder -- and led Mississippi State to a 17-10 overtime win over Mississippi in the Egg Bowl on Nov. 28.
Now Prescott says the nerve injury in his non-throwing arm has healed and he's ready to lead the Bulldogs (6-6) against Rice (10-3) in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31.
Prescott and senior Tyler Russell split most of the playing time this season, but Russell is out for the Liberty Bowl after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.