2023 Heisman Watch: Jayden Daniels’ Heisman inventory rises after historic efficiency

2023 Heisman Watch: Jayden Daniels’ Heisman inventory rises after historic efficiency

Michael Penix Jr. and Bo Nix have been listed because the Heisman favorites heading into Week 11 of the college football season, and each put up big-time numbers in victories. However pretty much as good as Penix and Nix have been on Saturday, it was LSU QB Jayden Daniels who stole the present.

Daniels, who was listed at +1800 to take residence this yr’s Heisman Trophy heading into LSU’s matchup towards Florida on Saturday, accounted for 606 whole yards and 5 touchdowns within the Tigers’ win. He turned the primary quarterback in FBS historical past to have not less than 350 yards passing and 200 yards speeding in a sport.

One other SEC signal-caller, Alabama’s Jalen Milroe, additionally put collectively a historic efficiency on Saturday. The redshirt sophomore QB turned the primary participant in Alabama historical past with three passing TDs and three speeding TDs in a sport because the Tide beat Kentucky, 49-21.

Let’s check out how the Heisman favorites carried out in Week 11, and the way that might shake up the percentages subsequent week.

1. Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington: +160

Penix wasn’t at his finest on Saturday, however the do-it-all senior QB nonetheless managed to place up gaudy numbers in Washington’s 35-28 win over Utah. Enjoying in entrance of a packed Husky Stadium crowd, Penix accomplished 24 of 42 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns, whereas additionally including a speeding rating as Washington improved to 10-0 on the season. Each of Penix’s TD passes went to Rome Odunze, who completed with three catches for a game-high 111 yards. Penix has now totaled not less than 300 passing yards and three touchdowns in eight of the Huskies’ 10 video games this season.

Subsequent: The Huskies tackle Oregon State on Nov. 18.

Michael Penix Jr., Washington maintain off Bryson Barnes, Utah

2. Bo Nix, QB, Oregon: +180

It was one other spectacular outing for Nix, who continues to make his case for this yr’s Heisman Trophy. The senior QB was poised and environment friendly from begin to end Saturday, finishing 23 of 31 passes for 412 yards and 4 touchdowns in Oregon’s 36-27 win over USC. This marked the primary time Nix topped the 400-yard passing mark this season and the third time he has thrown for 4 TDs in a contest. 

Subsequent: The Geese battle Arizona State on Nov. 18.

3. Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State: +850

Travis and the Seminoles took one other step nearer to an undefeated season and a visit to the School Soccer Playoff with a 27-20 win over Miami on Saturday. The proficient senior signal-caller threw for 265 yards and a landing as Florida State improved to 10-0 on the yr and 8-0 in ACC play. Travis’ landing go got here early within the fourth quarter when he linked with Keon Coleman on a 6-yard fade. By 10 video games, Travis has accomplished 64% of his passes for two,734 yards and 20 passing touchdowns.

Subsequent: The Seminoles tackle North Alabama on Nov. 18.

No. 4 Florida State beats Miami, 27-20

4. J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan: +1200

No Jim Harbaugh, no downside for McCarthy and the Wolverines. The Big Ten banned Harbaugh from teaching in Michigan’s three remaining regular-season video games, which included Saturday’s top-10 showdown towards Penn State. However McCarthy and the Wolverines took care of enterprise, regardless of being with out their head coach. McCarthy did not stuff the stat sheet on Saturday, however the junior QB was environment friendly by way of the air and efficient along with his legs, finishing seven of his eight go makes an attempt for 60 yards, whereas including 34 yards on the bottom. The Wolverines rushed for 227 yards, led by senior Blake Corum’s 145 yards and two scores within the win.

Subsequent: The Wolverines tackle Maryland on Nov. 18.

5. Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State: +1300

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day referred to Harrison Jr. as a “particular participant” and added that Ohio State will “all the time discover a technique to get him the ball.” Day and the Buckeyes did simply that on Saturday, and it paid off in a giant manner. The proficient large receiver hauled in a game-high seven catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns, whereas additionally including a 19-yard speeding rating in Ohio State’s 38-3 win over Michigan State. Harrison has topped the 100-yard receiving mark in seven of OSU’s 10 video games this season.

Subsequent: The Buckeyes tackle Minnesota on Nov. 18.

6. Carson Beck, QB, Georgia: +1400

It seems that Beck and the No. 2-ranked Georgia Bulldogs are peaking at simply the fitting time. The junior signal-caller accomplished 18 of 25 passes for 306 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Georgia’s 52-17 win over No. 9 Ole Miss on Saturday. Beck hit Ladd McConkey for a 29-yard TD strike within the first quarter after which linked with standout tight finish Brock Bowers for an 8-yard TD early within the fourth to assist safe the Bulldogs’ tenth win of the season. Beck has now thrown for 250-plus yards and not less than two touchdowns in three straight video games.

Subsequent: The Bulldogs play at Tennessee on Nov. 18.

7. Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU: +1800

What Daniels is doing out on the soccer subject this season is solely unbelievable. After leaving final week’s loss to Alabama early with an harm, the senior QB got here again and placed on a clinic in LSU’s 52-35 win over Florida on Saturday. Daniels accomplished 17 of 26 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 234 yards and two extra scores to grow to be the primary quarterback in FBS historical past to whole not less than 350 yards passing and 200 yards speeding in a sport. Daniels accounted for 606 of the Tigers‘ 701 yards within the victory. By 10 video games, Daniels has now thrown for 3,164 yards and 30 touchdowns, whereas speeding for 918 yards and eight scores.

Subsequent: The Tigers tackle Georgia State on Nov. 18.

T8. Jalen Milroe, QB, Alabama: +4000

It is time to begin recognizing Milroe as a legit Heisman Trophy contender. Coming off a dominant displaying in Alabama’s Week 10 win over LSU, the redshirt sophomore QB was much more spectacular this weekend in Alabama’s 49-21 win over Kentucky. Milroe accomplished 15 of twenty-two passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns, whereas additionally including 36 yards and three extra scores on the bottom. In doing so, Milroe turned the primary participant with three passing TDs and three speeding TDs in a sport in program historical past.

Subsequent: The Crimson Tide tackle Chattanooga on Nov. 18.

Alabama clinches the SEC West after 49-21 win over Kentucky

T8. Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State, +4000

Gordon entered Saturday’s matchup towards UCF because the nation’s main rusher. However the sophomore again was held to only 25 speeding yards on 12 carries because the Knights cruised to a 45-3 win over the Cowboys, snapping Oklahoma State’s six-game successful streak. That wasn’t the one streak that got here to an finish, although, as Gordon’s run of six straight 100-yard speeding video games was additionally snapped. His 25 speeding yards marked the fewest he has had in a sport since Oklahoma State’s loss to South Alabama again in Week 3.

Subsequent: The Cowboys journey to Houston to tackle the Cougars on Nov. 18.

10. Caleb Williams, QB, USC, +9000

Williams’ Heisman probabilities proceed to fade because the USC QB was outplayed by Nix within the Trojans’ 36-27 loss to the Geese on Saturday evening. Williams, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, accomplished simply 19 of 34 passes for 291 yards and a landing, whereas additionally including a rating on the bottom. After totaling not less than 4 touchdowns in every of the Trojans’ first six video games this season, Williams has solely reached that whole as soon as within the workforce’s final 5 video games.

Subsequent: The Trojans tackle UCLA on Nov. 18.


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