Is Bryce Young Becoming A Lock For the 2021 Heisman Trophy?

  • Bryce Young is the +180 betting favorite to be named the Heisman Trophy winner.
  • C.J. Stroud has the second-shortest odds at +450.
  • Kenneth Walker III and Matt Corral are both have a +500 betting line as the net top options.

NEW YORK – As the college football season continues to wind down, there is still seemingly no runaway favorite for the Heisman Trophy. However, Bryce Young is the firm front runner.

Bryce Young (+180): The Favorite

Bryce Young currently has the shortest odds on online gambling sites to win the Heisman Trophy and for good reason. He’s 10th in the NCAA for passing yards, fourth in passing touchdowns and has the second-highest QBR in the country.

Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he’s on the No. 3 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Bryce Young Heisman Odds

  • Bryce Young +180

It also seems as if Young is only getting better as the season goes on. He’s averaging 362.7 yards per game over the last three weeks and has combined for nine touchdowns and just one interception.

He’s also added 59 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

If Young continues to put these numbers against SEC defenses this season it’ll be tough for anyone to catch him. His odds may not get any better than they are right now.

C.J. Stroud: The Second Option (+450)

C.J. Stroud is quarterbacking the highest-scoring offense in the country, is 12th in the country in passing yards, seventh in touchdowns and has the highest QBR in college football.

Although there’s a bit of a gap between him and Young, his numbers are comparable.

C.J. Stroud Heisman Odds

  • C.J. Stroud +450

The reason that those betting on college football can find Stroud so far behind Young may be because of him missing a game earlier this year. The last quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy after missing a game was Charlie Ward in 1993.

Stroud would become the sixth player to win the Heisman after not playing the complete schedule.

Kenneth Walker II (+500) And Matt Corral (+500): In The Hunt

Kenneth Walker III leads the country in rushing yards per game and is third in rushing touchdowns. As the clear-cut top running back in the nation, Walker III is well-deserving of being in the Heisman Trophy conversation.

Matt Corral started the season on a tear, averaging 4.7 touchdowns per game through the air and on the ground, however, since he started playing SEC defenses things have been trending in the wrong direction.

Kenneth Walker III and Matt Corral Heisman Odds

  • Kenneth Walker III +500
  • Matt Corral +500

He’s averaging a modest 241.0 yards per game against SEC teams and has just a 6-2 TD/INT ratio in the five games.

Plus, Corral is coming off of his first game of the season with no passing touchdowns and also completed the lowest percentage of his passes (56.8%). The Heisman is about having a full body of work, not a good three-game stretch to start the season.