Last Updated on October 26, 2020
So far in the 2020 college football season, we’ve seen little movement at the top of the Heisman Trophy odds. Trevor Lawrence has been the favorite from the start and that isn’t changing after Week 8. However, there is one challenger who could shake things up — Justin Fields.
Lawrence is still the favorite even after his worst performance on the season. Clemson entered their matchup with Syracuse as 46-point favorites but only ended up with a 43-27 victory. Lawrence threw for just 289 yards and two touchdowns but also notched his second interception of the season.
Fields, on the other hand, was nearly perfect in his season debut against Nebraska. Even though Ohio State stumbled out of the gates, Fields was able to steady the ship and lead the Buckeyes to a convincing win. The junior quarterback completed 20 of his 21 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 54 yards and a score.
It’s too early in Ohio State’s season to accurately predict whether or not Fields will be able to overtake Lawrence, but he’s off to a strong start. The Buckeyes play a particularly weak Big Ten schedule this season so he will have ample opportunities to put up big stats.
Mac Jones is the closest to Lawrence and Fields in the odds, but there’s a wide gap between them. There’s an even bigger chasm between Jones and Michigan quarterback Joe Milton. If anyone is going to challenge Fields and Lawrence at the top, they’ll need to make a pretty serious move over the course of the season.
All Heisman Trophy odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.
Heisman Trophy Odds 2020
|Trevor Lawrence (QB, Clemson)||-110|
|Justin Fields (QB, Ohio State)||+150|
|Mac Jones (QB, Alabama)||+900|
|Joe Milton (QB, Michigan)||+3000|
|Najee Harris (RB, Alabama)||+3000|
|Zach Wilson (QB, BYU)||+3000|
|Devonta Smith (WR, Alabama)||+5000|
|Kyle Trask (QB, Florida)||+5000|
|Travis Etienne (RB, Clemson)||+5000|
|Shane Buechele (QB, SMU)||+8000|
|Chuba Hubbard (RB, Oklahoma State)||+10000|
|Kellen Mond (QB, Texas A&M)||+10000|
|Master Teague (RB, Ohio State)||+10000|
|Sam Ehlinger (QB, Texas)||+10000|
|Spencer Rattler (QB, Oklahoma)||+10000|