The Duel

Joe Burrow Remains Heavy Favorite in Heisman Odds Heading into Saturday of Championship Week

Dan Israeli
Joe Burrow during interview after game against Texas A&M
Joe Burrow during interview after game against Texas A&M / Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner seems all but decided, as LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is the heavy odds-on favorite heading into a big Championship Week Saturday in college football.

Burrow is -1400 to win the Heisman, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, as his No. 2 LSU Tigers get ready to face the No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Burrow has led the Tigers to a perfect 12-0 record this season, and can potentially catapult the team to the top seed in the College Football Playoff with a win over Georgia. Burrow is second in the nation with 4,366 passing yards and 44 touchdowns.

Justin Fields is currently second in Heisman odds at +1400, as the QB has led the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes to a 12-0 record. Fields is third in the nation with 37 passing touchdowns and has remarkably thrown just one interception this season. The Buckeyes will face the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday in the Big 10 Championship Game.

The third and fourth finalists in the Heisman race, Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, are both +3000 to win the trophy. Hurts, who is second among quarterbacks with 18 rushing touchdowns this season, will play in a crucial Big 12 Championship matchup on Saturday, as the No. 6 Sooners face the No. 7 Baylor Bears. A win could solidify Oklahoma's spot in the College Football Playoff.

Young, meanwhile, has been the most disruptive defensive player in college football this season, and leads the nation with 16.5 sacks. Young and Burrow are both candidates to go first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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