2022 Heisman Trophy Futures Favor CJ Stroud

  • CJ Stroud (+225) is once again the Heisman favorite after Hendon Hooker (+325) struggled versus Georgia on Saturday
  • USC’s Caleb Williams has passed for 1,152 yards with 14 TDs in his last three victories
  • The 88th annual Heisman Trophy ceremony will take place in New York City on Saturday, December 10 at 8PM ET

There’s a new betting favorite in the Heisman Trophy race. CJ Stroud tops the board despite passing for a career-low 76 yards in a 21-7 victory over Northwestern. The Ohio State quarterback is just ahead of last week’s frontrunner, Hendon Hooker, who was bottled up by the Bulldogs defense in a 27-13 Week 10 loss.

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2022 Heisman Trophy odds

PlayerBetOnline Review
CJ Stroud+225
Hendon Hooker+325
Caleb Williams+500
Blake Corum+550
Bo Nix+900
Drake Maye+1200
Stetson Bennett+1200
Jayden Daniels+1600
Bryce Young+4000
Max Duggan+4000
Dorian Thompson-Robinson+6600
Bijan Robinson+12500
Jahmyr Gibbs+12500

Stroud jumps ahead of Hooker

CJ Stroud (+225) finished only 10-of-26 passing for 76 yards on a windy day in Evanston. However, his career-high 76 yards on the ground were crucial to the Buckeyes 21-7 win over Northwestern.

If Stroud can keep Ohio State undefeated this season, the junior will have an excellent chance to capture the Heisman. His next big test will come on Thanksgiving weekend against his Big Ten rivals in Michigan.

Hooker hits a roadblock

Hendon Hooker (+325) was a -150 Heisman favorite heading into last Saturday’s game with Georgia, leading his Volunteers to a FBS-leading 49.4 points per game. However, Tennessee’s star QB was limited to just 195 passing yards and an interception in an ugly 27-13 defeat to the Bulldogs.

Hooker will certainly get his season back on track against Missouri, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt. But, with no quality opponents left on the schedule, it may be difficult to wash Saturday’s ugly showing from Heisman voters’ minds.

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Who else is in the Heisman mix?

Caleb Williams (+500) had a monster performance against Cal on Saturday night, passing for four touchdowns and running for another score in a 41-35 victory. The USC starter has thrown for 1,152 yards with 14 TDs and no interceptions in his last three games.

Another huge outing against UCLA in Week 12 could give the Trojan a shot at being Lincoln Riley’s third QB to win the Heisman since 2017.

Blake Corum (+550) could become the first running back to win the Heisman Trophy since Derrick Henry in 2015. The Wolverines star ran for 109 yards and two scores in a 52-17 rout over Rutgers. (And that was actually his lowest rushing total since Sept. 17.) If Corum can lead Michigan to a victory over Ohio State and a subsequent berth in the College Football Playoffs, his award credentials would be as strong as anyones.

No repeat for Bryce Young

Bryce Young’s odds to win his second-straight Heisman fell to +4000 following Alabama’s 32-21 loss to LSU on Saturday. While his numbers (785 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT) in the Crimson Tide’s two losses weren’t all that bad, Nick Saban’s club has been all but eliminated from CFP contention.

Best Bet

CJ Stroud put up 394 passing yards and two touchdowns in last year’s 42-27 loss to Michigan. Expect him to be even better against the Wolverines on Thanksgiving weekend. As the only award-contending quarterback with a clear path to the College Football Playoffs, we like Stroud to strike a Heisman pose in New York.

Heisman pick: CJ Stroud (+225)

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