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What started as a 2018-19 Heisman Trophy race that was supposed to be dominated by running backs, like Wisconsin's Jonathon Taylor or Stanford's Bryce Love, has been whittled down to just two quarterbacks with a realistic shot of taking home the award this December.
Now that the Week 13 dust has settled and the country's rivalry games have been settled, Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa are the two names that remain atop the latest Heisman odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
West Virginia QB Will Grier had a shot of moving into Murray's second position, but a 59-56 shootout loss to the aforementioned Murray and his Oklahoma Sooners essentially slammed that door shut. Grier fell from +1100 in the Week 13 Heisman odds to +2200 in this week's update.
Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins surprisingly didn't budge when the most recent Heisman odds came out. Haskins torched a great Michigan defense for six touchdowns and 396 yards, leading his Buckeyes to a 62-39 statement win over the Wolverines. However, his odds remained at +3600.
We'll have to see if Georgia's defense can get the better of Tua in the SEC Championship game next Saturday or if Murray can make up some ground with a big performance against Texas in the Big 12 Championship. We might have a close finish on our hands, and wouldn't it be ironic if those two QBs faced off in the College Football Playoff semifinal? Now, that would be one hell of a show.
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