Updated Heisman Trophy contenders after Week 8 of college football – UGA Wire

  • October 25, 2022

In most cases, the Heisman Trophy is a quarterback’s award. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young looks to repeat in 2022, but he has stiff competition from Ohio State’s CJ Stroud and Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker.
But let’s not forget about Michigan running back Blake Corum, who has been on an absolute tear over the last five games. Also finding his way into the rankings is Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt, who has 381 yards and 7 touchdowns in his last two games.
I also wanted to highlight some guys you’ve maybe never heard of but are top-five nationally in key stats: running backs Israel Abanikanda (Pitt), Khalan Laborn (Marshall), Chase Brown (Illinois), and receivers Ali Jennings (ODU) and Keylon Stokes (Tulsa).
Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 48 rec, 802 yards, 4 TDs
Heisman odds: N/A
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Stats so far: 149/202, 1,772 yards, 17 TDs, 3 INTs, 269 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +10,000
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Stats so far: 38 rec, 598 yards, 10 TDs
Heisman odds: +10,000 (Buckeyes Wire)
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 230/339, 2,934 yards, 22 TDs, 4 INTs, 2 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +10,000
James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 47 rec, 905 yards, 8 TDs
Heisman odds: N/A
Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 134 carries, 796 yards, 10 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +9,000
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Stats so far: 72 rec, 840 yards, 9 TDs
Heisman odds: N/A
Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel
Stats so far: 157 carries, 959 yards, 14 total TDs
Heisman odds: +10,000
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Stats so far: 188 carries, 1,002 yards, 12 TDs
Heisman odds: N/A
Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 206/299, 2,538 yards, 17 TDs, 6 INTs, 319 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: N/A
Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 258/380, 2555 yards, 23 TDs, 4 INTs
Heisman odds: +10,000
Sara Diggins/Austin American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK
Stats so far: 162 carries, 920 yards, 13 total TDs
Heisman odds: +10,000 (Longhorns Wire)
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Stats so far: 87/140, 907 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 565 rushing yards, 9 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +9,000
Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 162/231, 2,283 yards, 24 TDs, 3 INTs, 378 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +5,000 (Tar Heels Wire)
John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 22 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 FF
Heisman odds: N/A (Trojans Wire)
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 133/193, 1,871 yards, 19 TDs, 1 INT, 274 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +5,000
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Stats so far: 36 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 INT, 1 TD
Heisman odds: +9,000 (Roll Tide Wire)
Syndication: The Oklahoman
Stats so far: 154/262, 2,030 yards, 15 TDs, 4 INTs, 352 rushing yards, 8 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +5,000
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Stats so far: 150/234, 1,803 yards, 17 TDs, 4 INTs, 350 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +8,000 (Clemson Wire)
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Stats so far: 162/229, 2,033 yards, 7 TDs, 1 INT, 115 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +3,000
Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 124/193, 1,755 yards, 21 TDs, 3 INTs, 1 rushing TD
Heisman odds: +5,000
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Stats so far: 192, 1,059 yards, 107 receiving yards, 6 total TDs
Heisman odds: N/A
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 40 rec, 769 yards, 12 TDs
Heisman odds: N/A (Vols Wire)
Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 98 carries, 672 yards, 301 receiving yards, 9 total TDs
Heisman odds: +4,000
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 153/214, 1,809 yards, 17 Tds, 3 INTs, 382 rushing yards, 8 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +3,000 (Ducks Wire)
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Stats so far: 147/230, 1,971 yards, 19 TDs, 1 INT, 235 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +1,200
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Stats so far: 142/221, 1,906 yards, 18 TDs, 3 INTs, 137 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +2,000
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Stats so far: 146 carries, 901 yards, 13 TDs
Heisman odds: +1,300 (Wolverines Wire)
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Stats so far: 133/190, 2,023 yards, 28 TDs, 4 INTs
Heisman odds: -110
Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel
Stats so far: 137/194, 2,093 yards, 18 TDs, 1 INT, 315 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs
Heisman odds: +200
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