USC quarterback Caleb Williams shone brightly on Saturday night on the biggest stage of his young college career.
Williams faced city rivals UCLA for a spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game and performed a passing clinic in front of nearly 90,000 fans at the Rose Bowl. The Trojan superstar QB gained his 470 yards on his 32 of 43 passes and scored two touchdowns in a 48-45 victory over the Bruins .
Ohio QB CJ Stroud and Michigan RB Break Column We’ve also rounded up solid outings and put them in a short list of Heisman’s favorites. in the meantime, Tennessee QBs Hendon hooker He was enjoying a solid outing before suffering a no-contact injury early in the Vols’ fourth quarter loss to South Carolina, 63-38.
The question now is where Williams stands among other Heisman favorites. Has USC QB closed the gap?
See how the leading Heisman contenders are performing heading into Week 12 this week.
Note: Players are ranked by their FOX betting odds entering Week 12.
1. Ohio QBs CJ Stroud +150 (Bet $10 to win a total of $25)
Stroud had 241 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-30 passes in an average Saturday game. It was the fourth time this season that a Heisman top runner did not exceed 250 passing yards, and the third time he did not throw multiple touchdown passes in one game.
The Buckeyes’ standout QB didn’t look like his typical dominant self, but he still played error-free football, with freshman Darlan Hayden carrying the load and giving rival Michigan relied on setting up a long-awaited matchup against. Stroud is set to have his “Heisman Moment” next weekend, with his championship berth in the Big Ten at stake.
Ohio keeps Maryland away
RJ Young reacts to CJ Stroud and No. 2 Ohio State holding off the Maryland Terrapins in Week 12.
Week 11 Rank: 1
Next: versus. Michigan on November 26th.
2: Tennessee QBs Hendon hooker +400 (Bet $10 to win a total of $50)
Hooker put together a great outing on Saturday, throwing for 247 yards and three touchdowns, but the volunteer star QB suffered a non-contact injury early in the fourth quarter. , the injury occurred when his left leg bent and fumbled.
From a statistical standpoint, Hooker had the best days of any Heisman finalist, but if the injury proved serious and he was forced to miss time, his Heisman The odds will take a big hit.
Week 11 Rank: 2
Next: at Vanderbilt on November 26th.
3. Michigan RB Blake Colm +550 (Bet $10 to win a total of $65)
In the face of Illinois’ excellent run defense, Colm gained 108 yards and scored a touchdown on just 18 carries to once again power the Michigan offense. However, he left the win against the Illini late in the first half with a knee injury and came back in the second half, but his comeback was short-lived.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said there were no structural issues with Colm’s knee, but injuries are certainly a concern given the looming showdown with the Buckeyes.
Week 11 Rank: Four
Next: November 26th in Ohio.
Four. north carolina QBs Drake May +600 (Bet $10 to win a total of $70)
It was a rough show Saturday for Tar Heels’ talented signal callers. May only gained 202 yards on 16 of 30 passes in North Carolina’s 21-17 loss to Georgia Tech.
May, who led all FBS signal callers with 34 passing touchdowns heading into Saturday, failed to throw a TD pass for the first time this season. He received his six sacks, his season-high, and made a costly interception late in the third quarter that led to Georgia Tech’s go-ahead his touchdown.
Week 11 Rank: 6
Next: versus. North Carolina on November 25th.
Five. USC QBs Caleb Williams +1200 (Bet $10 and win a total of $130)
On a day when several other Heisman candidates struggled or left with injuries, Williams shone brightly in USC’s impressive 48-45 victory over rival UCLA. Williams completed 32 of 43 passes for a career-high 470 yards and two touchdowns. Oklahoma’s transfer also added scoring on 32 yards and on the ground.
It was the fourth time in the past five games that Williams had thrown for 350 yards or more and scored multiple touchdowns. With this victory, Williams and the Trojans qualified for his game in the Pac-12 Championship.
Week 11 Rank: 3
Next: versus. Notre Dame on November 26th.
USC’s Caleb Williams finds Jordan Addison for a 35-yard touchdown
USC’s Caleb Williams found Jordan Addison for a 35-yard touchdown to give the Trojans a 27-24 lead for the Bruins.
6. Georgia QBs Stetson Bennett +1400 (Bet $10 to win a total of $150)
Bennett and the world’s No. 1 Bulldogs survived a late-game counterattack from Kentucky to win 16-6 and extend their second consecutive undefeated SEC record. .
Bennett gained 116 yards on 13 of 19 passes and an interception for the win. He has thrown his five interceptions in the last four games, which would be unappealing to Heisman voters.
Week 11 Rank: 7
Next: versus. Georgia Tech on Nov. 26.
7. TCU QBs Max Duggan +6000 (Bet $10 and win a total of $610)
The Horned Frogs remained undefeated with a stunning late comeback to beat Baylor 29-28 on Saturday. Unsurprisingly, Duggan had a lot to do with the win, tallying 377 total yards (327 passing, 50 rushing) and two touchdowns.
With TCU currently ranked fourth in the college football playoff rankings, Duggan’s profile continues to grow. It’s up to him to attract attention.
Max Duggan hits Tay Barber for 77 yards
Max Duggan’s 77-yard pass to Tay Barber led to Kendre Miller’s 2-yard touchdown against Baylor on Saturday.
Week 11 Rank: 9
Next: versus. Iowa on November 26th.
8. LSUs QBs jayden daniels +7500 (Bet $10 and win a total of $760)
Daniels put together a solid outing against a dominant UAB team on Saturday. A move to Arizona State saw him complete 297 yards and a touchdown on 22 of 29 passes, and on the ground he added 111 yards and a score. He has now totaled 275+ yards and 2+ touchdowns in 4 of his last 5 games at LSU.
Week 11 Rank: Out of rank
Next: At Texas A&M on Nov. 26.
9. Alabama QBs Bryce Young +8000 (Bet $10 and win a total of $810)
It’s hard to take much away from Bama and Saturday’s late-season matchup… Austin Pea?
Crimson Tide won easily 34-0. Young had a great day in limited action, going 18-for-24 for 221 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. I can’t see you do it.
Week 11 Rank: 8
Next: versus. Auburn on November 26th.
Ten. Oregon QBs Bo Nicks +10000 (Bet $10 to win a total of $1,010)
The Knicks put in a valiant performance on Saturday in a 20-17 win over Utah. The Ducks star quarterback has battled his ankle injury all week, but nothing could keep him out of this Top 12 matchup. He completed 25 of 37 passes for 287 yards and won by a touchdown.
If the ducks can get to rival Oregon next Saturday, they’ll book a ticket to Las Vegas and a date with USC at the Pac-12 title game. If so, all eyes will be on Nix vs. Williams in what should be a high-scoring game.
Week 11 Rank: Five
Next: November 26th in Oregon.
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