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Updated Heisman Trophy Winner Odds After Week 5
We are through five weeks of the college football season, and the Heisman Trophy contenders are beginning to separate themselves from the pretenders. After last weekend’s performances, there has been some movement at the top, and all the names are a part of big-name programs.
The top eight players in the latest odds are quarterbacks are a year that saw Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith capture the award in 2020. Below are the top contenders with a brief recap of their season so far.
Bryce Young, Quarterback, Alabama Crimson Tide - (EVEN)
The starting quarterback on the top team in the country, the sophomore quarterback, has lived up to the hype in Tuscaloosa and is emerging as another top-tier quarterback for head coach Nick Saban’s team.
Young is completing 73 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards with 17 touchdowns and just two interceptions. The young signal-caller finished 20-of-26 for 241 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in last week’s rout of Ole Miss.
Matt Corral, Quarterback, Ole Miss Rebels - (+130)
Before the loss to the Tide, Corral and Young were neck and neck on the odds board. Even after taking a step back, Corral is still one of the heavy favorites to take home the coveted trophy at the end of the season.
The junior has thrown for 1,210 yards with ten touchdowns and zero picks and rushed for an additional 160 yards and six touchdowns. Corral threw and ran for a score in the loss to Alabama.
Desmond Ritter, Quarterback, Cincinnati Bearcats - (+1200)
Rittler made a sizable jump on the board after he and the Bearcats took down the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday. The senior accounted for three touchdowns against the Irish, two through the air and one on the ground.
Ritter’s thrown nine touchdown passes and ran for three so far this season. The dual-threat quarterback’s tallied 1,045 yards through the air and 98 yards on the ground.
Spencer Rattler, Quarterback, Oklahoma Sooners - (+1800)
The sophomore quarterback and one of the preseason Heisman favorites might be the first quarterback in college football history to be boo’d by his own fans. Rattler has done nothing to deserve those boos, leading the Sooners to an undefeated season and top-10 ranking.
Rattler completed 22-of-25 passes with a pair of touchdowns in Oklahoma’s victory over Kansas State last week. He has recorded 10 touchdowns through the air and two on the ground this year.
JT Daniels, Quarterback, Georgia Bulldogs - (+2000)
Daniels didn’t see the field in last week’s victory over Arkansas as the starter sat out with a lat injury. The USC transfer is questionable for this weekend’s road to trip to Auburn. Even with missing a game, the talented gunslinger’s odds still sit atop the masses.
In the games Daniels has played, the junior is 54-of-71 for 567 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. If Daniels is unable to go this weekend, expect his odds to decrease significantly.
Bijan Robinson, Running Back, Texas Longhorns - (+3500)
The top non-quarterback with the best chances to win, Robinson erupted for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns in last week’s win over TCU. The effort propelled Robinson up the list and into the conversation for the Heisman Trophy.
The sophomore rusher is averaging 6.2 yards per carry and 16.7 yards per reception. Robinson has 652 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground and 167 yards and two touchdowns as a pass-catcher.
Other Notable Names
CJ Stroud, Quarterback, Ohio State - (+2500)
Casey Thompson, Quarterback, Texas - (+2500)
Sean Clifford, Quarterback, Penn State - (+2500)
Brian Robinson Jr., Running Back, Alabama - (+4000)
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