Heisman Odds Ahead of Week 7 Reveal Tight Race Between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts for Top Spot

By David Hayes

With just one more weekend between us and the halfway point in the 2019 college football season, this year's race for the Heisman Trophy has finally started to stabilize into a more consistent pattern toward the top of the odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

After Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence opened the offseason with a mile-wide lead ahead of the field for the best odds to win the 2019 Heisman at +250 each, Lawrence's odds have since spiraled down to +5000.

Tagovailoa, however, has battled both Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts and LSU's Joe Burrow for the top odds through Week 6.

Tagovailoa (+140) has a healthy lead over Hurts (+430) for the time being. However, Ohio State's Justin Fields (+850), Burrow (+500) and Hurts have all made enormous strides in the odds since the season started.

Burrow's Heisman odds opened at +6500 this offseason, while both Hurts and Fields have more than doubled their own opening odds after bottoming out at +2000 and +1600, respectively.

Beyond the leading quarterback talents atop the odds competing for what has all but become exclusively a QB's award to win in recent years, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor leads the charge among non-QBs with +950 odds.

Between 12 rushing touchdowns and four receiving TDs, Taylor leads the nation in total points scored with 96.

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