Updated College Football Heisman Odds: Shedeur Sanders Continues Rise, Now Biggest Liability

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Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images. Pictured: Shedeur Sanders (Colorado)

Shedeur Sanders is the biggest name in college football right now, but he's not the likeliest to win the Heisman.

That honor goes to last year's winner, USC's Caleb Williams.

Sanders opened the season at +12500 to win the Heisman at BetMGM; he's down to +1800 through three games this season.

How good has Sanders been since making the jump from FCS to Power Five? Sanders is second in college football in passing yards with 1,250 yards. He's thrown 10 touchdowns and one interception. Sanders also has a 78.7% completion percentage, which is the fifth-highest in the nation.

Sanders is the biggest liability at BetMGM with 20.3% of the bets and 20.5% of the handle.

The second-biggest liability is his teammate Travis Hunter. Hunter was taken off the board after suffering an injury against Colorado State last week.

Hunter and Sanders have been the biggest liabilities at sportsbooks since Week 2.

The quarterback who has put up the best numbers through three games this season is Washington's Michael Penix Jr. He's thrown for 1,332 yards, 12 touchdowns and one interception.

Penix is down to +500 to win the Heisman at BetMGM, which are the second-highest odds behind Williams.

Numbers can be deceiving when it comes to Williams. Last year's Heisman Trophy winner has thrown for 878 yards, 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Although his passing yards aren't as high as Sanders and Penix, he hasn't been playing full games, as USC has blown out its opponents so far.

Williams will get his opportunity to shine when USC faces Colorado in two weeks.

The Heisman Trophy has been as much about hype and attention as it is about putting up numbers. Sanders has generated by far the most hype and attention. Colorado has been playing in the most-watched football game each of the first three weeks, and that's not likely to change with the Buffs having Oregon and USC coming up on their schedule.

There's still a long way to go before the ceremony in New York, but it appears the Heisman is likely to stay in the Pac-12.

*Odds courtesy of BetMGM as of September 19.

Caleb Williams+350
Michael Penix Jr.+500
Quinn Ewers+600
Sam Hartman+900
Jordan Travis+1100
Shedeur Sanders+1800
J.J. McCarthy+2000
Bo Nix+2200
Jayden Daniels+3000
Dillon Gabriel+3000
Drake Maye+3500
Marvin Harrison Jr.+3500
Drew Allar+4000
Tyler Van Dyke+4000
Kyle McCord+5000
Carson Beck+6000
Blake Corum+6000
DJ Uiagalelei+8000
Conner Weigman+8000
Cade Klubnik+10000
Joe Milton+10000
TreVeyon Henderson+10000
Audric Estime+10000
Jalon Daniels+10000
Brock Bowers+12500
Jeff Sims+12500
Will Shipley+12500
Dante Moore+12500
Jaxson Dart+12500
Riley Leonard+12500
Jalen Milroe+15000
Quinshon Judkins+15000
John Rhys Plumlee+15000
Will Howard+15000
Keon Coleman+15000
Braelon Allen+20000
KJ Jefferson+20000
Devin Leary+20000
Emeka Egbuka+20000
Harold Perkins Jr.+20000
Trey Benson+20000
Cameron Rising+25000
Nick Singleton+25000
Spencer Rattler+25000
Xavier Worthy+25000
Cameron Ward+25000
Donovan Edwards+25000
Payton Thorne+25000
MarShawn Lloyd+25000
Taulia Tagovailoa+25000
Dorian Singer+25000
Jayden de Laura+25000
Chandler Morris+25000
Tyler Shough+30000
Kedon Slovis+30000
Tanner Mordecai+30000
Will Rogers+30000
Brennan Armstrong+30000
Carson Steele+30000
Emory Jones+30000
Jack Plummer+30000
Devin Neal+30000
Michael Pratt+50000

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