Updated Heisman Trophy race odds, performances, after Week 8

Winning a Heisman Trophy puts an athlete in a very, very exclusive club.

It also punches your ticket to the “Heisman House” commercials, so there’s that, too. Well, if you can stand to hang out with Michigan’s Desmond Howard that is.

Ohio State has a long history of Heisman trophies, tied for the most of any program with Notre Dame and Oklahoma (seven).

Sorry USC, Reggie Bush took the Trojans’ total down to six after he was stripped of his.

This year the Buckeyes have another Heisman hopeful, quarterback C.J. Stroud.

He was one of the front-runners for the bronze statue in the preseason and nothing has happened to change that aside from Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker coming on strong after the victory over Alabama and the offensive numbers he’s putting up.

Each week, we like to check in on the updated odds and performances of the players that are on the shortlist to stiff-arm the competition and take arguably the most coveted individual award in all of American sports home.

Stroud has been at or near the top so far this season, but after a week in the offense didn’t look like its potent self against Iowa, did it change things?

Here are the updated odds according to Tipico, and last week’s performances of the top guys to compare it all.

Where do Stroud and the other top contenders stand after Week 8?

No. 11 (tie) - Drake Maye, North Carolina QB Current Odds +6000 ⇓ Stats Last Week IDLE 2022 Stats So Far 162-of-231 for 2,283 yards, 24 TDs, 3 INTs

No. 11 (tie) - Sam Hartman, Wake Forest QB Current Odds +6000 ⇑ Stats Last Week 25-of-40 for 313 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT 2022 Stats So Far 124-of-193 for 1,755 yards, 21 TDs, 3 INTs

No. 9 (tie) - Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State QB Current Odds +5000 ⇓ Stats Last Week 34-of-57 for 391 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT 2022 Stats So Far 154-of-262 for 2,030 yards, 15 TDs, 4 INTs

No. 9 (tie) - Haynes King, Texas A&M QB Current Odds +5000 ⇑ Stats Last Week 17-of-32 for 178 yards,  1 TD, 1 INT 2022 Stats So Far 34-of-46 for 941 yards, 6 TDs, 6 INTs

No. 6 (tie) - Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama RB Current Odds +3000 ⇓ Stats Last Week 10 rushes for 37 yards, 1 TD 2022 Stats So Far 98 rushes for 672 yards, 6 TDs

No. 6 (tie) - Stetson Bennett, Georgia QB Current Odds +3000 ⇔ Stats Last Week IDLE 2022 Stats So Far 162-of-229 for 2,033 yards, 7 TDs, 1 INT

No. 6 (tie) - Bo Nix, Oregon QB Current Odds +3000 ⇑ Stats Last Week 22-of-28 for 283 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT 8 rushes for 51 yards, 0 TD 2022 Stats So Far 153-of-214 for 1,809 yards, 17 TDs, 3 INTs 48 rushes for 382 yards, 8 TDs

No. 5 - Bryce Young, Alabama QB Current Odds +2000 ⇔ Stats Last Week 35-of-52 for 455 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT 2022 Stats So Far 146-of-221 for 1,906 yards, 18 TDs, 3 INTs 26 rushes for 137 yards, 3 TDs

No. 3 (tie) - Caleb Williams, USC QB Current Odds +1200 ⇓ Stats Last Week IDLE 2022 Stats So Far 147-of-170 for 1,971 yards, 19 TDs, 1 INT 59 rushes for 287 yards, 3 TDs

No. 3 (tie) - Blake Corum, Michigan RB Current Odds +1200 ⇔ Stats Last Week IDLE 2022 Stats So Far 146 rushes for 901 yards, 13 TDs

No. 2 - Hendon Hooker, Tennessee QB Current Odds +190 ⇑ Stats Last Week 18-of-24 for 276 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT 4 rushes for 28 yards, 0 TD 2022 Stats So Far 137-of-194 for 2,093 yards, 18 TDs, 1 INT 63 rushes for 315 yards, 3 TDs

No. 1 - C.J. Stroud, Ohio State QB Current Odds -110 ⇑ Stats Last Week 20-of-30 for 286 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT 2022 Stats So Far 133-of-190 for 2,023 yards, 28 TDs, 4 INTs

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