STARKVILLE — Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers was selected as the Walter Camp Football Foundation FBS Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday following his record-setting performance at Auburn.
Down 28-3 in the second quarter, Rogers guided the Bulldogs to the largest comeback in school history by scoring 40 unanswered points in a 43-34 victory against the then 17th-ranked Tigers.
But the rally was not the only record the sophomore from Brandon, Mississippi set. Rogers broke the school’s single-game mark with six touchdown passes to go along with 415 yards through the air. He completed 44 of 55 passes to 10 different receivers with no interceptions.
It was the fourth time Rogers has thrown for over 400 yards this season and has exceeded 300 yards passing in eight consecutive contests. He needs just 72 more yards to break Dak Prescott’s single-season passing record set in 2015.
Rogers’ 29 touchdown passes this year puts him in a tie with Prescott for the most in a single season in MSU history.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder is the fourth Bulldog to earn National Player of the Week honors by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and first since K.J. Costello on Sept. 27, 2020.
Rogers was also selected as the Offensive Player of the Week by the Athlon Sports and Southeastern Conference on Monday.
The Athlon Sports Offensive Player of the Week honor is the second national award Rogers has won this week.
It is the third time Rogers has been named SEC Offensive Player of the Week and the seventh time a Bulldog has been recognized by the league this season. Rogers also earned the honor following his efforts in wins against Texas A&M and Kentucky.
Rogers set a new school record with his six TD passes, including five in the second half. The sophomore from Brandon connected with 10 different receivers in helping the Bulldogs extend their bowl streak to 12 consecutive appearances.
Rogers has completed 407 of 538 passes (75.7 percent) for an SEC-leading 3,722 yards this fall. He has already established a new school benchmark for completions in a season. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder leads the nation in completion percentage and tops all Power 5 quarterbacks in passing yardage.
Rogers was also selected as a finalist for the Conerly Trophy on Monday, which is presented annually to Mississippi’s top college football player.