Latest Heisman Odds Point to Two-Horse Race

Larry Rupp
The latest Heisman odds points to a two-horse race between Alabama Crimson Tide players.
The latest Heisman odds points to a two-horse race between Alabama Crimson Tide players. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Things have taken quite a turn in the latest Heisman Trophy odds as it has seemingly become a two-horse race heading down the stretch. Two Alabama Crimson Tide players lead the way as we enter a weekend full of ranked matchups and conference championship games.

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (-160) is the betting favorite right now, followed closely behind by wide receiver Devonta Smith (+200), according to FanDuel Sportsbook's Heisman odds. An Alabama player last won the Heisman Trophy when Derrick Henry took home the prestigious award back in 2015.

Mac Jones has balled out as Alabama's starting quarterback in 2020 throwing for 3,321 yards (332 yards per game) and 27 touchdowns. He also has a 76.4 completion percentage and has tossed just 3 interceptions on the season. He is a big reason why the Crimson Tide are 11-0 right now.

Another big reason why is the play of standout wide receiver Devonta Smith. Smith has hauled in 83 receptions on the season for 1,327 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also proved he is more than just a pass catcher this past weekend when he returned a punt for a touchdown against Arkansas.

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask comes in with the third-best odds, set at +800, while Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (+2500) and Iowa State running back Breece Hall (+4000) round out the top five. It is interesting to note that Jones, Smith, and Trask will all be playing in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday. It will be a prime opportunity for them to make a statement with their play.

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