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Week 4 of the college football season brought us some of the biggest changes we've seen in this year's Heisman race so far, and most importantly, our first true favorite to win it all. 


After Tua Tagovailoa showed off against No. 22 Texas A&M with the best statistical game of his college football career, he's broken the threshold as the first true favorite at -125. 

But that's far from the only storyline Week 5's updated odds are bringing to the table. Quarterbacks now round out the Top 3 with Tagovailoa, Ohio States' Dwayne Haskins (+500) and West Virginia's Will Grier (+850), but every Heisman-hopeful running back not named Bryce Love had a tough Week 4.


Both of Ohio State's running backs in JK Dobbins and Mike Weber got hammered this week, with Dobbins falling from +2200 to +12000 and Weber completely dropping off the odds leaderboard conversation, from +4500 just a week ago.

Georgia's D'Andre Swift plummeted like a lead weight, dropping 8000 in the odds from last week's standings, while Boston College's AJ Dillon fell 2700 in the odds as well. On the other hand, Georgia QB Jake Fromm saw a huge rally in his Heisman dreams, bouncing back from +10000 in Week 4 to a shiny +4500 this week.

Defenders also had a rough week, with defensive Heisman-hopeful leaders Houston DE Ed Oliver falling from +6500 to +16000, and Clemson's Dexter Lawrence not making Week 5's list. 


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