Heisman Odds After Week 6: C.J. Stroud Pulls Away
- Ohio State QB CJ Stroud threw six touchdown passes in college football Week 6
- Stroud became a heavy -140 favorite in the Heisman odds after the game
- Read below to see the latest Heisman odds, plus analysis on the favorites
Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud significantly improved his Heisman trophy chances in college football Week 6. The OSU pivot pulled away from the other favorites after showing out vs Michigan State on Saturday.
Sportsbooks were impressed by Stroud’s Week 6 performance, as they made him the odds-on favorite in the Heisman odds. UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson also saw a huge odds bump following Week 6.
Let’s take a look at the updated Heisman odds and break down the movement.
|CJ Stroud (QB, Ohio State)||-140|
|Caleb Williams (QB, USC)||+1200|
|Hendon Hooker (QB, Tennessee)||+1400|
|Bryce Young (QB, Alabama)||+1600|
|Dorian Thompson-Robinson (QB, UCLA)||+1600|
|DJ Uiagalelei (QB, Clemson)||+2000|
|Blake Corum (RB, Michigan)||+2000|
|Adrian Martinez (QB, Kansas State)||+2500|
|Jahmyr Gibbs (RB, Alabama)||+3000|
|Sam Hartman (QB, Wake Forest)||+4000|
|Spencer Sanders (QB, OK State)||+4000|
|Stetson Bennett (QB, Georgia)||+4000|
|Drake Maye (QB, North Carolina)||+4000|
|Bo Nix (QB, Oregon)||+5000|
|Will Anderson (DE, Alabama)||+5000|
|Max Duggan (QB, TCU)||+5000|
Odds as of Oct. 9 at FanDuel Sportsbook. Use the FanDuel Sportsbook promo code to wager on the Heisman.
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CJ Stroud Heisman Odds
Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud was already the +150 favorite to win the Heisman at FanDuel entering Week 6. By the time the Buckeyes’ clash with Michigan State concluded, however, Stroud had become an even heavier favorite.
Stroud threw for 361 yards and six TDs against the Spartans, becoming the first QB in OSU history to toss six Tds in three games. FanDuel rewarded Stroud by making him the first odds-on Heisman favorite (-140) of the 2022 season.
C.J. Stroud for Heisman? 👀 pic.twitter.com/tx1V2J6q8Q
— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 8, 2022
Stroud was once again without his top receiver target in Jaxon Smith-Njigba, which makes his performance all the more impressive. The OSU pivot ranks first nationally with 24 TD throws on the year, and his 207.6 passer rating is also tops in the country.
After losing out on the Heisman to Bryce Young last year, Stroud is coming for his hardware this season. Stroud’s new -140 Heisman price means he 58% implied probability to win the college football MVP award.
Will Stroud actually win the Heisman? Based on everything we’ve seen over the past two years, plus his projected NFL Draft ranking, he makes for a very strong bet. The big clash with Michigan looms, but that’s also the stage where he’s primed to get his revenge.
DTR Heisman Odds
The other top performer in college football Week 6 was UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. The senior quarterback shot into the top-five of the Heisman odds after leading the Bruins to an upset win over Utah.
DTR passed for 299 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for an additional score to lead the Bruins to a 42-32 victory. UCLA advanced to 6-0 after winning for the second straight week as underdogs.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson vs Utah:
• 299 yards
• 4 TD
• 1 RUSH TD
• Broke UCLA’s record for most career TD passes (76)
The Senior Bruins QB had himself a DAY 👀 pic.twitter.com/fTCjYJcU5i
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) October 8, 2022
Dorian Thompson-Robinson was +3000 in the Heisman odds entering Saturday’s game. FanDuel dropped those odds to +1400 after the game. DTR has never really been in the Heisman conversation during his five-year career, but he’s changing that narrative in 2022.
DTR’s passing stats don’t really jump off the page, but it’s his dual-threat ability (223 rush yds) that makes him a Heisman sleeper. The experienced pivot is making big-time plays with his legs that are making the highlight reels.
DORIAN THOMPSON-ROBINSON CAUSED THE TWO DEFENDERS TO COLLIDE 😲 pic.twitter.com/AHLc1c9kmw
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 1, 2022
DTR still has a huge hill to climb to actually win the Heisman, especially considering that his team plays late on the West Coast when most voters are sleeping. His chances of being a finalist will come down to huge upcoming games against Oregon and USC.
Other Movement in Heisman Odds
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young didn’t play in the Tide’s Week 6 game against Texas A&M due to injury. Young entered the season as the favorite to repeat as the Heisman winner, but his odds have faded to +1600.
Bryce Young will not start tonight against Texas A&M.
Jalen Milroe is set to make his starting debut for the Crimson Tide. pic.twitter.com/WgKE4psKkJ
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) October 8, 2022
Young was deeply missed by the Tide as they narrowly escaped against the Aggies with a victory. Unfortunately for Young, the missed game almost guarantess he won’t repeat. History suggests the Heisman winner needs to play in every game to win.
Another player who fell in the odds was Georgia QB Stetson Bennett. The senior pivot garned Heisman hype after the first few weeks of the season, but his odds have faded to +4000 following Week 6.
STETSON BENNETT SHOWING OFF THE WHEELS 💨
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 8, 2022
Bennett had a career-best 64-yard touchdown run in UGA’s win over Auburn, but it marked his third straight game without a touchdown pass. It was hard to envision a Georgia QB winning the Heisman to begin with given their style of offense, but these mediocre showings from Bennett should officially take him out of the running.
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