Heisman Watch: Joe Burrow odds remain strong as LSU apporoaches toughest part of schedule

Burrow still trails Tua in latest Heisman odds

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow remains firmly in the Heisman race following the Tigers 42-6 victory over Utah State Saturday.

After passing for 344 yards and five touchdowns against Utah State Saturday, Burrow's Heisman odds held firm at 3/1 according to BetOnline.ag.

Those odds trail only Alabama quarterback Tua Tagolvailoa after seven weeks of the season, whose odds are now 2/3 to take home college football's most prestigious individual award.

Burrow is on pace for all kinds of single season LSU records after a hot start that includes completing 78.4 percent of his passes, throwing for 1,874 yards and 22 touchdowns while adding another two scores on the ground.  The Tiger senior quarterback's odds have risen from 200/1 to start the season all the way to second best in the country for his efforts.

Burrow is now tied for fifth all time for touchdowns in a season by an LSU quarterback with 22 through five games. That's only six off the school record held by Jamarcus Russell and Matt Mauck.

In addition, his 38 career touchdowns as a Tiger are good for fourth best in program history with still seven games to go in the regular season.

Burrow is right in front of Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields in the latest Heisman odds.

Here's how Burrow's stats stack up with the rest of the Heisman frontrunners:

Burrow: 127-162 (78.4%), 1,864 yds, 22 TD, 3 INT, 60 yds rushing, 2 TD

Tua: 113-148 (76.4%), 1,718 yds, 23 TD, 0 INT, 45 yds rushing, 2 TD

Hurts: 82-109 (75.2%), 1,523 yds, 14 TD, 2 INT, 499 yds rushing, 7 TD

Fields: 98-141 (69.5 %), 1,298 yds, 18 TD, 1 INT, 283, yds rushing, 8 TD

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