Stroud is coming off a monster performance against then No. 7 Michigan State in a 56-7 victory. The freshman signal-caller for the fourth-ranked Buckeyes threw for 432 yards and six TDs against the Spartans. For the season, Stroud has passed for 3,468 yards and 36 touchdowns. In what’s essentially become a two-man race for the trophy, Stroud’s only real competition is Alabama QB Bryce Young.
Here’s a look at the Heisman odds for top contenders as of Monday morning.
|2021 Heisman Trophy Winner Odds||DraftKings||FanDuel|
|Kenneth Walker III||+2800||+4000|
Other Heisman Candidates
Alabama QB Bryce Young
Young was not be outdone this past weekend against Arkansas, which pushed Alabama before ultimately losing, 42-35. The sophomore QB threw for 559 yards and five TDs. His season tallies of 3,584 passing yards and 38 TDs are slightly better than those of Stroud.
Each QB has another big opportunity to impress voters this weekend. Alabama takes on in-state rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday while Ohio State plays its annual grudge match against arch-rival Michigan.
Ole Miss QB Matt Corral
Ole Miss did what it needed to do against Vandy in a ho-hum 31-17 victory. Corral, a junior, threw for 326 yards and two TDs. Saturday’s Egg Bowl against Mississippi State has some potential for points, and Corral will need to seize the opportunity. PointsBet had the total for that game at 61 as of this writing.
Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker III
Walker’s Heisman bid took a big hit in the 56-7 loss at Ohio State. Walker entered the game as the nation’s leading rusher at 147.3 yards per game. Walker had just six carries for a season-low 25 yards against Ohio State. He exited the game in the second half with an apparent ankle issue. The junior RB and transfer from Wake Forest will try to bounce back in the regular-season finale at home against Penn State this weekend.
Pitt QB Kenny Pickett
Pickett threw for 340 yards and four TDs in a 48-38 win over Virginia on Saturday. He was also picked off twice. Pickett, a senior, has thrown for an eye-popping 3,857 yards and 36 TDs this season. The Panthers wrap up their regular season at Syracuse on Saturday.
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