Heisman Trophy race: Who Made a Case Last Weekend?

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Heisman Trophy race: Who Made a Case Last Weekend?
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As November rolls along, the 2022 Heisman Trophy Watch keeps an eye on those college football games. Who are we watching this week? Who is trending up or down?

Every Monday, at Gambling.com, we will look at some prominent names while maybe finding a gem or two. Anyway, here is the latest. 

Bryce Young - Alabama Crimson Tide (+8000 on DraftKings)

Young was off again early on Saturday. He completed 21 of 33 passes, but everyone will talk about the sluggish start. Alabama won 30-24 over Ole Miss. Young will need help if the Crimson Tide is going to play one more game. A Heisman repeat is unlikely after LSU clinched the SEC Championship game.

C.J. Stroud - Ohio State Buckeyes (+140 on DraftKings)

C.J. Stroud was irked by the windy conditions against Northwestern but fired right back with five touchdowns versus Indiana on Saturday. Ohio State won by more than enough as Stroud padded his stats with no mistakes. The quarterback still leads the Heisman race. Michigan looms on the Nov. 26.

Caleb Williams - USC Fighting Trojans (+1200 on DraftKings)

Caleb Williams took it a bit easy against Colorado on Saturday. Williams passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns, then ran for two more scores. Next is UCLA, which should be another chance to pad those numbers. Notre Dame might be Williams' and receivers' biggest stage and test.

Max Duggan - TCU Horned Frogs (+6000 on DraftKings)

The quarterback endured another below-average week as he tossed two touchdowns but threw for only 124 yards. TCU travels to Baylor this week. Duggan needs to put up better numbers, or his faint chances are finished.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson - UCLA Bruins (+15000 on DraftKings)

Dorian Thompson-Robinson had just one touchdown passing against one of the worst defenses in the Pac-12 in Arizona. The quarterback managed a few running yards, but it was not enough as UCLA stumbled against the Wildcats. With that, Thompson-Robinson’s chances at New York vanished. 

Hendon Hooker - Tennessee Volunteers (+350 on DraftKings)

Georgia contained Hendon Hooker until the game was decided. Hooker was held without a touchdown and under 200 yards passing. Hooker still needs a Georgia loss, but he did bounce back with an excellent 355-yard effort against Missouri and four combined touchdowns. Tennessee must keep winning impressively and hope. The quarterback needs that too.

Blake Corum - Michigan Wolverines (+550 on DraftKings)

Blake Corum had another easy week with 28 carries and 162 yards against Nebraska. He scored once, which keeps his Heisman hopes alive. Big games against Illinois and then Ohio State are on the horizon.

Bo Nix - Oregon (+8000 on DraftKings)

Nix piled up the numbers on Saturday against Colorado. Yes, he totaled just 308 yards. However, Nix ran for two touchdowns, passed for two, and even caught one. Then, Nix struck out on Saturday as he could not outduel Michael Penix Jr. of Washington. The 37-34 loss dealt a fatal blow to Oregon’s playoff chances and maybe Nix’s Heisman fortunes.

Jayden Daniels - LSU (+6000 on DraftKings)

All Jayden Daniels did was beat Alabama one week and then look like an average quarterback against Arkansas of all teams the next. Some suggested the letdown was inevitable, but few could have expected that kind of a dud. Eight completed passes for just 86 yards and 10 yards rushing will not keep a player among the top Heisman candidates.

Stetson Bennett - Georgia (+1400 on DraftKings)

Again, Stetson Bennett has an eye for November and December. The quarterback sure shows up on the biggest stages. Bennett scored four times (three passing), threw for 289 yards, and led Georgia to a solid win over Mississippi State. With that, the Bulldogs almost certainly will see the conference title game, which means more eyes on the quarterback. 

Jalin Hyatt - Tennessee (+10000 on DraftKings)

Jalin Hyatt bounced back after a rough game against Georgia. He caught seven passes for nearly 150 yards and a touchdown versus Missouri. Hyatt is well on his way to a breakout season. It will not result in New York. 

Drake Maye - North Carolina (+550 on DraftKings)

Drake Maye keeps coming back in this when it seems like he should not. North Carolina and those close games make for watchable television. The Tar Heels have an awful defense, so Maye must keep airing the ball out. He is a freshman, which is even more impressive. The quarterback has more than 3,400 yards passing and almost 600 rushing (34 passing scores, five rushing touchdowns). As long as Carolina keeps winning, Maye could still wind up between the moon and New York City come Dec. 10.

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