UGA still CFP ‘chalk;’ Buckeyes move ahead of ‘Bama at +355

With a pair of games left against Top-10 foes, Ohio St. QB CJ Stroud is firmly in the hunt to win the Heisman Trophy.

There might only be two weeks left in the college football regular season, but the Heisman Trophy is still up for grabs.

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has been the favorite throughout the year—he is now priced as the +160 ‘chalk’ at Circa Sports following a blowout win over New Mexico State. Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud continues to close in on Young in the Heisman race.

Stroud moved to +400 last week, but he is now +170 after completing 31 of 38 passes for 361 yards and five touchdowns in a 59-31 win over Purdue. He will wrap up the regular season with games against No. 7 Michigan State and No. 6 Michigan, so it certainly feels like he can snag the Heisman with two more great performances.

Stroud will be facing Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III on Saturday. Circa Sports has Walker priced at +400 to win the Heisman, which makes him the only other player inside of 10/1 odds. He has jumped from 30/1 to +400 in the last two weeks.

Walker rushed 30 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Maryland on Saturday. He has now gone over 125 rushing yards in five of his last six games, scoring 12 rushing touchdowns during that stretch.

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral was a co-favorite with Young earlier in the season, but he is now listed at 10/1. The Rebels are out of the College Football Playoff race, which has certainly impacted Corral’s chances.

Top-ranked Georgia continues to tighten its grip on the CFP futures market. The Bulldogs covered in a blowout win at Tennessee over the weekend, moving within two games of a perfect regular season. Their title odds went from -120 to -155 at Circa, while they are now lined at -215 to win the SEC title, according to Bovada.

Circa is only offering CFP prices for 11 teams at this point in the season. Ohio State has now surpassed Alabama in the market, moving from +510 to +355. The Crimson Tide dropped from +325 to +410, despite covering the spread in their win over New Mexico State.

Cincinnati is currently holding the fourth-shortest odds to win the title, listed at 29/1. Oregon (40/1), Michigan (47/1) and Notre Dame (47/1) are all longshots.

Oklahoma plummeted from +900 to 90/1 following its loss to Baylor on Saturday. Freshman quarterback Caleb Williams went from +700 to 300/1 to win the Heisman Trophy—he was briefly benched in the loss to the Bears.

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