The college football season is in full swing, and as we head into Week 7, the front-runners for this years Heisman Trophy race are beginning to separate themselves from the pack. It was a wild Week 6, one which included huge wins for Florida, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State, but perhaps none were as big as previously No. 19 Texas’ upset win over No. 7 Oklahoma in a 48-45 shootout.
With all these big games, came plenty of big-time performances leading to this weeks updated Heisman updated odds, via Super Book USA.
Tua Tagovailoa remains at the head of the pack at 2/3 odds, and rightfully so as he has led the defending national champions to a perfect 6-0 start to the season. This year’s Alabama team has outscored opponents 336-96 so far, and Tagovailoa has been one of the main reasons as he has accounted for 18 TDs already and is yet to throw his first interception of the year.
In what appears to be a fight for second place so far, we see Oklahoma’s new gunslinger Kyler Murray coming in at 3/1 odds followed closely by Dwayne Haskins (7/2) and Will Grier (6/1) with the third and fourth best odds.
Rounding out the top five is a tie between Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, and UCF’s McKenzie Milton coming in at 20/1.
New Heisman odds via @SuperBookUSA. Tua on top. Everyone else, playing for 2nd place:
Milton, Taylor 20/1
Dillon, Snell 60/1
Fromm, J. Hill, Lawrence, Lock, Love, Swift, T. Williams 100/1
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 8, 2018
Despite Tagovailoa’s firm hold as this year’s frontrunner after the first half, the same could have been said about Penn State’s Saquon Barkley a year ago before Baker Mayfield put the nation on notice. There is still plenty of football left to be played, and only time will tell how this Heisman Race will continue to shape up.
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