Heisman Trophy Odds: Jayden Daniels Surges to Favorite Ahead of Bo Nix
Brandon Sloter/Image Of Sport/Getty Images. Pictured: Bo Nix #10 of the Oregon Ducks reacts in the second half during the Pac-12 Championship game.
The Pac-12 championship game had plenty on the line for for Oregon and Washington with a spot in the college football playoff for grabs. But the subplot of the matchup between the two quarterbacks was who would come away with the lead in the heisman trophy race.
In the end, neither quarterback leads the heisman trophy odds despite Washington securing a 34-31 win. Entering the game, Bo Nix was in the lead at FanDuel for Heisman odds at -250 with Michael Penix Jr. listed at +2000. After the game, Jayden Daniels is the favorite to win the Heisman trophy, moving from +190 to -1450.
Nix certainly left it all on the field after the Ducks fell behind 20-10 to Huskies in the first half. Nix went 9-for-15 in the second half and threw for 122 yards and two touchdowns after halftime. He finished with three passing TDs, 239 yards through the air, one interception and 69 yards on the ground.
Penix was also impressive in the win with 319 yards, one touchdown and one interception — it was his ninth game with at least 300 yards passing this season.
As for the Heisman trophy favorite, Daniels won't see the field until bowl season commences. As of this writing, Action Network College Football Insider, Brett McMurphy, has LSU projected to face Notre Dame in the ReliaQuest Bowl in Tampa on New Years Day.