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We're three weeks into the college football season, and one thing is very clear: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the real deal. 

He's shown he isn't just a hero from the 2017-18 College Football Playoff Championship, but also the man who could raise the next Heisman trophy.

After this past week, Tagovailoa has made another improvement as the favorite. 

As someone who's in the spotlight all the time, it's easy to understand why Tagovailoa is the favorite in the eyes of many. 

Some of the bigger names like Stanford RB Bryce Love and Wisconsin RB Jonathon Taylor are slowing down, but you can't hand it to Tua just yet. Other quarterbacks like Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins and West Virginia's Will Grier are still making it a close race and they could continue to shine as the season heads to conference play. 

Some of the biggest losers from Week 4 were Georgia's Jake Fromm (+10000) and Washington's Jake Browning (+8000), with each quarterback plummeting by 5000 and 3000, respectively. 

Another dark horse should be Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray. With 863 yards and 10 total scores through Week 3, he's just a single yard shy of tying the exact pace set by last year's Heisman winner and former Sooners starting quarterback Baker Mayfield. 

You have to give Tagovailoa credit for dominating, but this isn't an open and shut case. There are still some solid candidates remaining and plenty of football to be played. This game is just getting started.  

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