Heisman Watch: C.J. Stroud, Hendon Hooker, Caleb Williams rule Week 11

Each from time to time, somebody has an enormous recreation to make a transfer within the Heisman Trophy chase. That is why it has been so enjoyable to look at the ups and downs from week to week.

However for the previous couple of weeks, three gamers have stood out above the remaining. These three — all quarterbacks — continued to make their marks with robust outings in Week 11. 

Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, who has led these rankings for a lot of the season, in addition to Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker and USC’s Caleb Williams, all strengthened their positions this week. And within the case of Stroud and Hooker, they shook off robust outings from the earlier week to take action.

How will issues shake out as we enter the stretch run? See how the main Heisman candidates heading into Week 11 fared this week.

Be aware: Gamers are ranked by FOX Guess odds coming into Week 11.

1. Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud +175 (guess $10 to win $27.50 complete)

The Buckeyes have had loads of accidents on offense this season, with working again Miyan Williams the most recent to get harm on Saturday. Stroud appears greater than able to shouldering the load, nevertheless, which he proved in a 56-14 win over Indiana. 

The star quarterback and Heisman front-runner was his typical dominant self in opposition to the Hoosiers, finishing 17 of 28 passes for 297 yards and 5 landing passes, and he did not throw any interceptions.

Marvin Harrison Jr. catches a dime from C.J. Stroud

Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. related with C.J. Stroud on a 58-yard TD in opposition to Indiana on Saturday.

Week 10 rank: 2

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: At Maryland on Nov. 19.

2: Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker +275 (guess $10 to win $37.50 complete)

It is good to not must face that nasty Georgia protection, and Hooker definitely took benefit Saturday. One week after struggling in opposition to the Bulldogs, the Vols QB bought again to placing up online game numbers in a 66-24 victory over Missouri.

Hooker handed for 355 yards on 25-for-35 passing, tossing three TD passes and 0 interceptions. He additionally carried the ball eight instances for 50 yards and one other rating. He now has 24 landing passes and simply two interceptions on the season.

Week 10 rank: 1

Trending: Up.

Subsequent: At South Carolina on Nov. 19.

3. USC QB Caleb Williams +700 (guess $10 to win $80 complete)

The story of USC’s 55-17 win over Colorado on Friday evening was in all probability the harm to Travis Dye, however Williams was as regular as ever in a simple victory. He did throw an interception within the contest, and solely accomplished 14 of his 26 cross makes an attempt. However these 14 completions went for 268 yards, and three of them went for touchdowns.

Caleb Williams finds Tahj Washington for 61-yard TD

Caleb Williams finds Tahj Washington for 61-yard TD

USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams hit receiver Tahj Washington on the 61-yard landing strike in opposition to Colorado.

Week 10 rank: T3

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: At UCLA on Nov. 19.

4. Michigan RB Blake Corum +800 (guess $10 to win $90 complete)

Corum continues to be the engine that makes the Wolverines offense go. Corum was unstoppable in opposition to Nebraska on Saturday, and so was Michigan in a 34-3 victory.

The junior rushed for 162 yards on 28 carries and scored his seventeenth landing of the season. Corum has now rushed for 1,349 yards on the season, top-five within the nation.

Week 10 rank: T3

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: Vs. Illinois on Nov. 19.

5. Oregon QB Bo Nix +850 (guess $10 to win $95 complete)

Nix was stable in opposition to Washington on Saturday, finishing 19 of 28 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, with out an interception. He additionally carried the ball 9 for 59 yards and one other rating. 

On the flip aspect, his first-half fumble took away a scoring alternative for the Geese, which proved expensive in a 37-34 defeat. He additionally missed a collection late within the recreation with an harm, and when he returned for the ultimate drive didn’t present the identical degree of mobility.

 Nonetheless, once you lead an offense that racks up 592 yards and nonetheless lose, maybe blame must be solid someplace apart from Nix and the offense.

Oregon’s Bo Nix throws beautiful TD cross

Oregon's Bo Nix throws gorgeous TD pass

Bo Nix related with Dont’e Thornton with an extended scoring cross vs. Washington on Saturday.

Week 10 rank: T5

Trending: Down.

Subsequent: Vs. Utah on Nov. 19.

6. North Carolina QB Drake Maye +1200 (guess $10 to win $130 complete)

Maye ought to in all probability be greater in these rankings, and maybe he can be if he wasn’t a freshman. The quarterback was sensible once more Saturday, passing for 448 yards and three touchdowns, dashing for 71 yards and a rating on the bottom, and avoiding any turnovers in a 36-34 win over Wake Forest.

What cannot the child do?

 Week 10 rank: T5

Trending: Up.

Subsequent: Vs. Georgia Tech on Nov. 19.

7. Georgia QB Stetson Bennett +1600 (guess $10 to win $170 complete)

One other recreation, one other straightforward victory for the Bulldogs — this time a 45-19 rout of Mississippi State.

It was a combined day for Bennett, although. Whereas the veteran quarterback handed for 289 yards and three touchdowns, these two interceptions may not look too good to Heisman voters.

Week 10 rank: Unranked

Trending: Down.

Subsequent: At Kentucky on Nov. 19.

8. Alabama QB Bryce Younger +2500 (guess $10 to win $260 complete)

The Crimson Tide bounced again properly from a tricky loss to LSU final week, gritting their technique to a tricky victory over a powerful Ole Miss squad.

Younger was an enormous a part of that, after all. The defending Heisman winner did not push the envelope an excessive amount of, finishing 21 of 33 passes for simply 209 yards. However he was environment friendly, prolonged performs along with his ft, and took care of the ball, throwing three landing passes with out an interception. Most significantly, the Tide earned the victory to enhance to 8-2.

Week 10 rank: T8

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: Vs. Austin Peay on Nov. 19.

9. TCU QB Max Duggan +4000 (guess $10 to win $410 complete)

It was a quiet evening for Duggan and the TCU offense. Whereas the No. 4 Horned Frogs remained unbeaten with a 17-10 victory over No. 18 Texas, it was the protection that saved the day. 

Duggan did full 65.6% of his passes, however went for under 124 yards. And whereas he did throw a landing cross, it was his fumble within the closing minutes that was returned for a landing and allowed the Longhorns to make issues attention-grabbing. 

The QB will certainly take the win, however general it was not a superb day for his Heisman hopes.

No. 4 TCU stays undefeated

No. 4 TCU stays undefeated

RJ Younger reacts to No. 4 TCU’s 17-10 victory over No. 18 Texas, and explains why this recreation was so very important for TCU to win.

Week 10 rank: 7

Trending: Down.

Subsequent: At Baylor on Nov. 19.

10. UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson +5000 (guess $10 to win $510 complete)

At present taking part in vs. Arizona.

Week 10 rank: Unranked

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: Vs. USC on Nov. 19.

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