Well, looks like we're going to have a big shakeup in the Heisman Trophy odds
Winning the Heisman Trophy is a tall order to begin with, but competing for the most prestigious award in college football with one fewer game than everyone else is nearly impossible.
Unfortunately for West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and UCF QB McKenzie Milton, that's going to be a harsh reality thanks to Hurricane Florence.
Saturday's Week 3 games between No. 14 West Virginia at NC State and No. 18 UCF at UNC just became the latest two matchups to be canceled due to Hurricane Florence's impending landing on the East Coast.
While WVU's Grier and UCF's Milton are both legitimate contenders for the Heisman, this unexpected inconvenience has to hurt Grier's Heisman odds the most.
Grier's odds to win the Heisman
Grier has absolutely flown up the Heisman odds board from his preseason open at +2200 to +1100 after Week 1, and then to +500 in the latest odds released after Week 2, making him the third favorite.
#NCAAF Week 2 #Heisman Odds via @FanDuel— TheDuel (@TheDuelSports) September 5, 2018
Tua Tagovailoa +240
Jonathon Taylor +850
Will Grier +1100
Bryce Love +1400
Kyler Murray +1600
Trace McSorley +1600
D'Andre Swift +2200
Jake Fromm +2200
Justin Herbert +2200
Kelly Bryant +2200
McKenzie Milton +2200
Milton also showed improvement from his preseason open at +5000, climbing to +2800 after a dominant Week 1 performance, but then falling to +2900 after a slight regression in Week 2.
NC State is reportedly refusing to play the game in Morgantown, West Virginia https://t.co/uAAG2F6Tla— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 11, 2018
Although there's no word on potentially rescheduling either of these games yet, last fall's hurricane conditions early on in the season did force some teams to only play 11 regular season games. If that happens again, it could be a bad break for these players (and anyone who bet on them to win the Heisman).
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