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Aidan Hutchinson Cements Heisman Candidacy With Dominant Performance vs. Ohio State

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Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson just made one of the biggest statements all season Saturday, to the extent he’s now in the Heisman mix — literally.

The star-studded pass rusher broke the Michigan record for sacks in a 42-27 win against arch-rival Ohio State, sending the Wolverines to the Big Ten title game.

His +700 price tag at DraftKings is now the third-shortest for Heisman at the time of writing, behind only Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud and the favorite, Alabama’s Bryce Young.

Updated Heisman Odds

via DraftKings

Player Odds
Bryce Young -150
CJ Stroud +280
Aidan Hutchinson +700
Kenneth Walker III +1400
Matt Corral +1800
Kenny Pickett +1800
Desmond Ridder +4000
Will Anderson Jr. +6000
Jordan Davis +6000
Cade McNamara +8000
Sam Hartman +8000
TreVeyon Henderson +10000
Stetson Bennett +10000
Caleb Williams +15000
Kyren Williams +20000
Spencer Sanders +20000
Jack Coan +20000

Hutchinson was in the backfield all afternoon, recording seven tackles and three sacks of Stroud.

Aidan Hutchinson did this to potential 1st round pick pic.twitter.com/uHPmZKnOsE

— Anthony Treash (@PFF_Anthony) November 27, 2021

The senior’s been a force in Mike MacDonald’s defense, collecting 54 tackles, a couple forced fumbles and 12 sacks in as many games this season.

Naturally, the Plymouth, Michigan native’s considered a top NFL prospect with the 2022 draft around the corner – and his stock’s taking off at a torrid pace.

The win for Hutchinson and the Wolverines Saturday also broke an eight-year losing skid against the Buckeyes.

It was the first victory in the rivalry for head coach Jim Harbaugh, who will wind up leading the country with a 10-2 mark against the spread.

In a year most projected Michigan to sag back in the Big Ten, it might have a conference championship, win over Ohio State and Heisman winner in the same season.

Go figure.

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