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Heisman Odds Watch: Dwayne Haskins Among Biggest Risers from Week 7

Oct 15, 2018 2:20 PM EDT
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Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) throws during the second quarter against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ohio Stadium.

  • Heisman Trophy odds didn't change too much following Week 7 of the college football season.
  • Among the players seeing the biggest increase in odds was Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins.
  • West Virginia's Will Grier was the biggest faller of the week.

Following the seventh week of the college football season, the Heisman odds list has become a three-horse race.

For the most part, the list has looked the same for the past couple weeks, but there are several players who saw significant shifts in their odds from Week 7.

Here are the latest Heisman odds from Westgate.

Table defaults to preseason odds. Click on a date to sort.

Risers

Dwayne Haskins (QB, Ohio State): +350 to +250 (22.22% to 28.57% implied probability)

Week 7 vs. Minnesota: 33 for 44, 412 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

For the second week in a row, Haskins eclipsed both the 30-completion and 400-yard mark.

He’s third among FBS quarterbacks in passing yards, the leader in passing touchdowns and is now tied with Kyler Murray as the second-most likely player to win the Heisman.

Tua Tagovailoa (QB, Alabama): -150 to -180 (60% to 64.28% implied probability)

Week 7 vs. Missouri: 12 for 22, 265 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT

Through seven weeks of football, Tua has thrown for 21 touchdowns and zero interceptions. As long as that pace continues, it’ll be hard for oddsmakers to stop increasing this number.

Fallers

Will Grier (QB, West Virginia): +600 to +1200 (14.29% to 7.69% implied probability)

Week 7 @ Iowa State: 11 for 15, 100 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

The biggest odds change in either direction this week belongs to Grier.

The West Virginia QB is still the fourth-most likely player to win the award, but his chances were cut nearly in half after losing to Iowa State on Saturday.

Jonathan Taylor (RB, Wisconsin): +2000 to +4000 (4.76% to 2.44% implied probability)

Week 7 @ Michigan: 101 yards on 17 attempts, 0 TD

Taylor extended his streak of 100-yard games to six (seven if you include last season’s Orange Bowl), but was unable to find the end zone in the Big House this weekend, and like Grier, saw his odds essentially cut in half.

AJ Dillon (RB, Boston College): +6000 to +10000 (1.64% to 0.99% implied probability)

Week 7 vs. Louisville: Did not play (Ankle)

Following an incredible start to the season, it seems that Dillon’s Heisman hopes have all but disappeared now that he’s missed two straight games with an ankle injury.

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