Dan Mullen recalls Dak Prescott's heroics in favorite Egg Bowl memory
Dan Mullen lived and breathed the Egg Bowl rivalry for 9 years as Mississippi State’s head coach from 2009-to-2017. Ahead of Thursday night’s clash in Oxford, Mullen looked back on his favorite Egg Bowl memory.
During a SiriusXM appearance, Mullen recalled the 2013 game, which featured some Dak Prescott heroics off the bench.
“We had to play our third-string quarterback, Damian Williams was going to be playing, a true freshman. Dak Prescott had this really weird nerve injury that he had suffered a couple of weeks earlier,” Mullen told the show. “He could not lift his arms for weeks. Doctors said, ‘Hey, there’s really no chance.'”
Mullen was hoping to maybe get Prescott back for a bowl game if MSU could beat Ole Miss for a sixth win. Then, an Egg Bowl miracle happened.
“Right before the game,” Mullen recalled, “they came to us … ‘There’s no medical explanation for this. It’s a miracle, but I’m going to clear him to play the game. … Medically, he’s safe.'”
Mullen went with Williams to start the game. In the 4th quarter, he recalled Presoctt saying, “Coach, put me in.”
Prescott rallied the Bulldogs, going 11-of-20 passing for 115 yards with 9 carries for 29 yards, to force overtime and then run for the game-winning TD in the 17-10 victory.
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) November 23, 2022