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Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. Takes Jump in Heisman Watch



Michael Penix

Heading into week eight of the college football season, let’s take a look at the recent Heisman betting odds. Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. has taken a leap into the rankings after leading the Huskies over Oregon in an exciting battle on Saturday.

1. Michael Penix Jr. – QB, Washington (-140)

Michael Penix Jr. has jumped into first place in the Heisman odds after the thrilling win over the Ducks. Penix looks to get Washington back to the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2016.

Season stats: 2,301 pass. yards, 20 pass. TD, 3 INT, 72% completion rate

2. Dillon Gabriel – QB, Oklahoma (+900)

In a down year for the Big 12, Dillon Gabriel has helped Oklahoma bounce back from a down year last season under Brent Venables. Oklahoma’s best win over Texas in the Red River Rivalry has them primed to play for the Big 12 Championship in December.

Season stats: 1,878 pass. yards, 16 pass. TD, 2 INT, 72% completion rate, 208 rush. yards, 5 rush. TD

T-3. JJ McCarthy – QB, Michigan (+1200)

Michigan looks to return to the College Football Playoff this postseason and JJ McCarthy is the guy to lead them. The Wolverines do have tough tests in Penn State and Ohio State ahead of them in November.

Season stats: 1,512 pass. yards, 14 pass. TD, 3 INT, 78% completion rate, 160 rush. yards, 3 rush. TD

T-3. Jayden Daniels – QB, LSU (+1200)

After falling to Ole Miss in Oxford, LSU has bounced back with back-to-back wins over Missouri and Auburn. Tigers QB Jayden Daniels looks to get LSU back into the hunt despite two losses already.

Season stats: 2,294 pass. yards, 22 pass. TD, 3 INT, 73% completion rate, 515 rush. yards, 4 rush. TD

Others: Jordan Travis – QB, Florida State (+1600), Drake Maye – QB, North Carolina (+1600), Carson Beck – QB, Georgia (+2500)

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