C.J. Stroud's Heisman Odds See Big Jump, Vaulting Him Into Second-Place

By Kevin Harrish on October 25, 2021 at 11:59 am
C.J. Stroud
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C.J. Stroud is in the thick of the Heisman Trophy race.

Ohio State's first-year starter was already a legitimate Heisman contender heading into this weekend's matchup with Indiana, but now he's looking like one of the frontrunners as his odds saw a big jump this week.

Stroud now has +350 (7/2) odds to win the Heisman Trophy, up from +800 (8/1) last week. The jump vaults him to second place, behind only Alabama's Bryce Young, who has +160 (8/5) odds, according to BetOnline.ag.

Stroud's performance this week lifted him over Ole Miss' Matt Corral, who was last week's frontrunner with +175 odds (7/4), but saw his odds dip to +400 (4/1) this week.

Though Stroud looks to be Ohio State's best chance at claiming a Heisman, he's not the only Buckeye chasing the trophy as TreVeyon Henderson is tied with Alabama running back Brian Robinson Jr. for the ninth-best odds at +4000 (400/1), seeing his odds dip from +3300 (330/1) from last week.

Both Stroud and Henderson will have a chance to bolster their Heisman Trophy resumes down the stretch as Ohio State faces three ranked opponents in its final five games of the regular season.

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