ESPN updates Heisman Watch after Week 8
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow remains the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy according to the lastest Heisman watch from ESPN. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains third, but he may not stay there long with his ankle injury.
Burrow is having a tremendous season, having already set the LSU record with 29 passing touchdowns. He’s completed more than 79 percent of his passes for 11.4 yards per attempt as well. In seven games, he has 2,484 passing yards, and he’s chipped in two more touchdowns on the ground with only three interceptions.
LSU is also 7-0 for the first time since 2015.
Tagovailoa has been tremendous as well, throwing for 27 touchdowns and only two interception with nearly a 75 percent completion percentage, but he left with an ankle injury Saturday against Tennessee. He underwent surgery to repair his high-ankle sprain, and it’s unclear when he will return. Tagovailoa is definitely out this week against Arkansas.
In between Burrow and Tagovailoa on ESPN’s Heisman watch list is former Alabama signal caller Jalen Hurts. The graduate transfer has been terrific in his first season with Oklahoma, throwing for 13.5 yards per attempt. He has 2,074 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and only three interceptions.
Here’s a complete list of ESPN’s top eight Heisman Trophy candidates and their odds to win the award from Caesars Sportsbook:
- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU: 5-4 odds
- Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma: 5-4
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama: 7-2
- Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State: 7-1
- Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin: 50-1
- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: 25-1
- Brock Purdy, QB, Iowa State: 30-1
- Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest: 30-1