Dwayne Haskins' Heisman Odds Improve, Ohio State's Title Odds Fall Following Victory Over Penn State

By Kevin Harrish on October 1, 2018 at 3:50 pm
Dwayne Haskins.

Dwayne Haskins entered the weekend with the second-best odds to win the Heisman Trophy facing chance to improve his chances with a strong performance on the road against a top-10 opponent.

After a rocky start in the first half, he did just that.

Haskins put up 212 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to help engineer a 27-26 comeback win on the road, boosting his odds to win the Heisman Trophy from 5/1 to 15/4.

Though his odds did improve, Haskins no longer has the second-best odds to take home the hardware as Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray saw his Heisman odds jump from 8/1 last week to 7/2. Both are still behind the favorite, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, who has 10/11 odds.

Though Haskins' odds to win the Heisman increased after the win, Ohio State's odds actually dipped slightly.

Even though the Buckeyes downed No. 9 Penn State on the road, Ohio State's national title odds actually dipped slightly. The Buckeyes had 9/2 odds to win the College Football Playoff title last week, but now have 11/2 odds, which is tied for second-best behind Alabama with Clemson.

It wasn't just Ohio State's odds that fell; both Clemson and Georgia's championship odds fell in winning efforts, as Alabama's climbed from 5/7 to 4/5.

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