Joe Burrow Overtakes Tua Tagovailoa in latest Heisman Odds Race
There's a new leader in the Heisman odds race according to FanDuel Sportsbook after LSU senior quarterback Joe Burrow's record-breaking performance against Mississippi State.
Burrow overtook Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa for the top spot in the odds race, climbing to +170 after entering the weekend with +500 odds to take home the award. On the other hand, Tagovailoa's odds dropped to +390 after suffering a sprained ankle in the Crimson Tide's win over Tennessee on Saturday that will cost him 'one or two weeks.'
Burrow threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns, setting the LSU single-season record for touchdowns passes against the Bulldogs. Burrow now has 29 touchdowns on the season and is likely to catch Rohan Davey's 3,347 single-season pass yardage record.
Completing 79.4 % of his passes, Burrow is also on pace to break the NCAA record for completion percentage in a single season, which is currently held by former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, who set the record at 70.6 %.
The Tiger quarterback will now have a chance to cement his Heisman status with games against No. 9 Auburn and then No. 1 Alabama over the next three weeks. If he is able to lead the team into victory while playing well, it's hard to imagine Burrow not taking home the Heisman.
The full Heisman odds rankings can be found here.
Here's how Burrow's stats stack up with the rest of the Heisman frontrunners:
Burrow: 173-218 (79.4%), 2,484 yds, 29 TD, 3 INT, 94 yds rushing, 2 TD
Tua: 145-194 (74.7%), 2,166 yds, 27 TD, 2 INT, 30 yds rushing, 2 TD
Hurts: 114-145 (74%), 2,074 yds, 20 TD, 3 INT, 705 yds rushing, 10 TD
Fields: 116-164 (70.7 %), 1,492 yds, 22 TD, 1 INT, 291 yds rushing, 8 TD