Saturday was an unbelievable night for Ole Miss. Fans are still pinching themselves after the impressive win over LSU. QB Jaxson Dart was an important part of the win, now he has an award to show for it.
QB Jaxson Dart had arguably his best game on Saturday in college football, not just in a Rebels uniform. Lots of people are in agreement.
This week Jaxson Dart was awarded the weekly Davey O’Brien award. The award is given to the best QB of the week as voted by the foundation. It’s also given annually at the end of the collegiate campaign, with ex TCU QB Max Dugan the 2022 winner.
Dart was sensational on Saturday, completing 26 passes from 39 attempts. Those completions went for 389 yards and 4 TDs. Dart also had 50 rushing yards and a TD. He dragged his team to victory with some important passes, alongside a dominant running game.
This season has seen the California native take big steps forward in his collegiate career. Criticism was thrown the way of Dart, with parts of the media suggesting he lacked ability as a passer.
Dart is proven the doubters wrong. After 5 games he has a 64.1% completion rate and has only two interceptions. All this while still showing his ability to make plays with his legs.
He has stepped up in clutch situations, keeping drives alive, when last season he struggled in the important moments of games. This was seen on Saturday against LSU in some big 3rd and long plays to keep the offense on the field.
Dart also picked up the SEC offensive player of the week, sharing it with Kentucky RB Ray Davis.
He will be hoping to keep the momentum going forward against Arkansas on Saturday. If Dart keeps up the pace, he will be in with a shout for the end of season Davey O’Brien award.