Much like the Ohio State Buckeyes fell in the AP Poll following their embarrassing loss to Purdue last Saturday night, quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ saw his odds to win the Heisman Trophy at season’s end plummet as well. Suffering his first loss in his college career, his odds dipped to the lowest they have been all season. Prior to the season, Haskins had 11-to-1 odds, now it is 12-to-1, according to Bovada.
He may have only dropped one spot on the list, but unless something happens to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and his Crimson Tide or gunslinger Kyler Murray and his Sooners, Haskins is all but out of the race to win the most prestigious individual award in college football. Then again, Murray may be out of the running as well considering how big of a favorite Tagovailoa is following this past weekend.
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Haskins may have broken the school record for completions (49), passing yards (470), and pass attempts (73), but it all came in a losing effort. He didn’t have a bad game, but it was the fact that his 73 pass attempts were almost unheard of for any Ohio State quarterback in program history, which explains why he was able to break some records while throwing that many times. The gunslinger odds may have dropped quite a bit, but he still sits in third, which isn’t that bad when you think about it.
Much like his odds in Vegas, ESPN experts seem to agree with Haskins’ fall in the rankings as well. With Tua holding all 10 first-place votes, giving him 50 points, Murray now holds all 10 second-place votes and has 40 points; the Buckeye quarterback only has 16 points, totaling three third-place votes, two fourth-place votes, and three fifth-place votes.
Haskins may have seen his odds drop, but at this point, there wasn’t much he could do to catch up to Tua simply because the quarterback and Alabama have been that dominant all season. It seems as though at this point, the redshirt sophomore just has to be one of the top-3 players in the Heisman race at season’s end, that way he will be invited to New York for the Heisman Trophy celebration. If the Buckeyes win out, which most likely beams Haskins will do well the rest of the season, he will likely secure that third (or even second) seat. Considering Shea Patterson went from not being listed to being tied with Haskins in the odds, that may add just a little more intrigue and motivation as well.