MSU notebook: Prescott named to Manning Award watch list

By JOEL COLEMAN
sports@starkvilledailynews.com
It’s another day and another accolade for Dak Prescott.
The Mississippi State senior was one of 30 quarterbacks named to the Manning Award watch list on Thursday, adding to an already impressive list of preseason honors for the MSU signal caller.
Previously this offseason, Prescott was named to watch lists for the 2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award and the Wuerffel Trophy.
Additionally, Prescott was chosen by Southeastern Conference media members as a preseason first-team All-SEC selection. He was also named to All-American squads by a pair of publications, earning second-team recognition by Athlon Sports and getting a third-team mention by Phil Steele.
After an impressive 2014 season in which he finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting, Prescott was a finalist for last year’s Manning Award. The honor was won by Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Irvin-Sills transfers to UND
Former Mississippi State defensive back Jahmere Irvin-Sills was officially announced as a member of the roster at the University of North Dakota on Thursday.
After redshirting for the Bulldogs in 2013, Irvin-Sills played in nine games last season, totaling 10 tackles. He had a pair of tackles in Mississippi State’s contest against Georgia Tech in the Capital One Orange Bowl.
“Jahmere will be with us for fall camp and we expect him to compete for playing time right away and contribute to the 2015 season,” UND head coach Bubba Schweigert said. “He spent two seasons with an SEC program and displayed the skills to play physical football along with the quickness and agility to cover receivers. We’re excited to have him join the program.”
Lady Bulldogs to play in SEC/AAC Challenge
The SEC and the American Athletic Conference announced the SEC/AAC Women’s Basketball Challenge on Wednesday, a two-game event to be held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mississippi State is set to play South Florida on December 30th as part of the affair. Game time will be announced at a later date.

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