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College Football Heisman Odds: CJ Stroud and Caleb Williams at Top of Leaderboard After Week 3

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Icon Sportswire, Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty. Pictured: CJ Stroud and Caleb Williams.

After Week 3, the college football Heisman odds landscape looks a bit different than it did at the start of the season.

CJ Stroud’s Ohio State Buckeyes haven’t been the most impressive team in the nation, struggling with Notre Dame and beating Arkansas State and Toledo, but the junior’s stats have been quite solid.

Stroud has totaled 11 touchdowns and 941 yards without throwing a single interception, and he’s posted a 72% completion percentage.

Because of the ridiculous numbers, his Heisman odds have dipped from an opening price of +400 to +250 at BetMGM.

Slotting in behind Stroud is USC quarterback Caleb Williams. The Trojans have been rolling through teams, beating Stanford, Fresno State and Rice by 13 points or more each.

Williams has amassed eight touchdowns and 874 yards on a 74.4% completion percentage. Like Stroud, he hasn’t thrown a pick.

Those numbers have given him the biggest boost in terms of Heisman favorites, dropping him from +800 to +300.

Bryce Young, the favorite at the beginning of the season, has also led his team to a 3-0 start, but the road to get there faced a choppy Week 2 game with Texas, where Alabama barely escaped.

Nonetheless, Young played his best football when it mattered most. He’s tossed nine touchdowns to go with 644 yards on a 68% completion percentage, but he’s also conceded two interceptions.

His odds have gone from an opening number of +250 to +450.

The biggest liabilities in the market for BetMGM may not be names that you expect.

At the top of the list is Deuce Vaughn, a Kansas State running back. Vaughn opened the year at +8000 and has drawn 9.3% of the betting handle, but his odds are now +15000 after a stagnant start and a Kansas State loss to Tulane.

Next is J.J. McCarthy, the man who earned the starting quarterback spot at Michigan. The Wolverines are 3-0, but their wins aren’t exactly the most impressive.

Michigan has beaten Hawaii, Colorado State and UConn. McCarthy has garnered three passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown and 473 passing yards in those games.

He’s moved from +6600 to +2500 after the games.

As we head into conference season, we’re due to see some massive odds movement in quick fashion.

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