This past week had some major implications on the Heisman watch and it’s leading candidates, so let’s breakdown the top-5 Heisman favorites and how they look heading into Week 6:
1.) Michael Penix – QB, Washington (+220)
Leading the Huskies to a 5-0 start on the season, Penix has already amassed 16 touchdowns, 1,999 passing yards, and just two interceptions.
The Indiana transfer was our biggest riser this past week with Washington on a bye and preparing to face No. 8 Oregon at home this Saturday.
2.) Caleb Williams – QB, USC (+250)
Following a shaky overtime win versus Arizona in which Williams threw for just 205 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for three more TD’s, the former Oklahoma signal caller slid back in our Heisman Watch odds.
After just 5 appearances, Williams has produced 1,808 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, 6 rushing TD’s, and just a single interception thrown, with the Trojans set to battle No. 21 Notre Dame this weekend.
3.) Bo Nix – QB, Oregon (+600)
The Ducks and Nix mark our second Heisman hopeful with a bye in Week 5, but the Auburn transfer has continually been one of the nation’s top QB’s this season, dropping 1,500 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, and one interception.
Between Nix and Penix matching up at Husky Stadium this upcoming weekend, expect to see a high flying offensive game that could come down to these two elite talents.
4.) Dillon Gabriel – QB, Oklahoma (+1200)
With the Sooners defeating the Longhorns in this year’s Red River Rivalry 34-30, Gabriel played a solid game notching 285 passing yards, a pair of touchdowns, completing 61% of his passes, and rushing for 113 yards to take down Texas.
The former UCF transfer has been a consistent figure for Oklahoma so far this season with 1,878 passing yards, 16 passing TD’s, 5 rushing TD’s, and a completion percentage of 72%.
The Sooners will have a bye in Week 6, but will gear up to meet Gabriel’s former program in the UCF Knights on October 21.
5.) Jordan Travis – QB, Florida State (+1700)
After a bye in Week 5, the Seminoles came out and thrashed Virginia Tech with a 39-17 beating in which the Louisville transfer threw for 170 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 75% of his passes.
No. 4 Florida State will welcome Syracuse to Tallahassee this weekend, as Travis looks to extend the Seminoles undefeated streak to 5-0 with another potential high-major win on the docket.