Dak Prescott was determined to put an exclamation point on his impressive career at Mississippi State.
He did just that Wednesday.
Prescott passed for a Belk Bowl-record 380 yards and four touchdowns on a rain-soaked field in Mississippi State's 51-28 victory over North Carolina State in Charlotte, N.C.
"I wanted to make sure the last time I was wearing maroon and white that people remember me as a winner," Prescott said.
Selected the game MVP, Prescott completed 25 of 42 passes and ran for 47 yards, joining Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow and Dan LeFevour as the only players in FBS history to throw for 9,000 yards and run for 2,500 yards in their career.
"There aren't words to describe what he has done for this program," Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said. "He has taken a university and a football program and changed the way people think about it. That's pretty unique. I've coached a lot of good football players, and I hate comparing guys, but he could very easily be the best guy I've ever coached."
That's some high praise from Mullen, who was Tebow's offensive coordinator at Florida.
Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Holloway in the second half to break it open for the Bulldogs, who finished the season 9-4 after being picked to finish last in the SEC West in the preseason poll.
Jacoby Brissett passed for one score and ran for another for N.C. State (7-6), but had two early interceptions that led to Mississippi State's first 14 points.
Music City Bowl
Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21: Lamar Jackson ran for a Music City Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns and passed for two scores to help the Cardinals beat the Aggies in Nashville, Tenn.
The freshman, making his first start since Oct. 30, finished with a bowl-record 453 total yards, and gave the Cardinals (8-5) a 20-7 lead they never lost.
Texas A&M (8-5) became the first Southeastern Conference team to lose this bowl season. The Aggies made it interesting in the final minutes with their third-string quarterback making his first career start.
Josh Hubenak started after both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray transferred. Hubenak shook off five sacks and two turnovers to pass for 307 yards, including a 29-yard TD pass to Christian Kirk with 4:54 left that pulled the Aggies to 27-21.
Auburn 31, Memphis 10: Jeremy Johnson came off the bench to run and pass for a touchdown, lifting Auburn (7-6) to a victory over Memphis (9-4) in Birmingham, Ala.
Johnson sparked a sputtering offense that scored three TDs in a five-minute span starting late in the third quarter.
Memphis QB Paxton Lynch, a projected top-five NFL draft pick, finished 16-for-37 passing for 108 yards.
•Memphis removed Reggis Ball from its program after the senior defensive back wrestled a ball from an Auburn equipment staffer after the game. A video posted on Facebook showed Ball getting up with the ball while shoving another man back to the ground. Ball sprinted toward the locker room, making a gesture toward the stands.