The Heisman Trophy Race race is heating up. Trevor Lawrence is still one of the favorites to take the award for the best college football player in the country, but he has D’Eriq King and Kyle Trask on his heels.
Lawrence and Clemson had a bye last week. That meant the spotlight would be on other Heisman hopefuls for the week. D’Eriq King, Kyle Trask, and KJ Costello took advantage of the limelight.
King threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win over Miami’s archrival, Florida State. He added 65 yards on the ground for good measure. Miami is up to No. 8 in the AP Poll and King’s huge start to the season is a big reason why.
Trask led his Florida Gators to a convincing win over Ole Miss in their season opener. There was little the Rebels could do to slow down Trask and the Florida passing attack. The senior threw for 416 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.
His chemistry with tight end Kyle Pitts might actually be the key to his Heisman hopes. Pitts caught eight passes for 170 yards and four touchdowns. Yes, you read that correctly, four touchdowns. Only two tight ends have ever won the Heisman so don’t expect Pitts to enter the conversation unless he continues to rack up touchdowns at a ridiculous rate. With that said, he’s making life easy for his quarterback.
Trask’s Week 4 performance was only outdone by his SEC counterpart, KJ Costello. The Stanford transfer looks like a perfect fit for Mike Leach’s offense at Mississippi State. Costello broke a conference record for passing with 623 yards in a shocking upset over the defending national champions, the LSU Tigers.
Justin Fields of Ohio State has yet to take a snap, but he’s still heavily in the mix. Although he’ll only have eight games to make his case for the Heisman, everyone knows he’s one of the best players in the country already.
All odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
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