Many in Tuscaloosa have been wondering why Alabama QB Jalen Hurts isn’t getting more Heisman love. Well, Las Vegas gave him a good amount after last week.
In fact, the sophomore was one of only two players in the entire country to see their odds of winning the Heisman Trophy go up after Week 8, based on the latest odds released by Bovada.
The other player was Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, the Heisman favorite who put together an impressive performance in a 42-13 win over Michigan last Saturday.
Hurts’ odds shot up to 20/1 from 50/1 the previous week. Barkley is at 4/11 after standing at 7/5.
Here’s a look at the full odds that lists 16 players, nine of whom have now been removed from consideration at the moment, including Georgia RB Nick Chubb and Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson.
|PLAYER||POSITION, SCHOOL||LAST WEEK’S ODDS||THIS WEEK’S ODDS|
|Saquon Barkley||RB Penn State||7/5||4/11|
|Bryce Love||RB Stanford||7/5||3/1|
|Baker Mayfield||QB Oklahoma||11/1||12/1|
|JT Barrett||QB Ohio State||9/1||14/1|
|Jalen Hurts||QB Alabama||50/1||20/1|
|Lamar Jackson||QB Louisville||18/1||33/1|
|Mason Rudolph||QB Oklahoma State||9/1||33/1|
|Jake Browning||QB Washington||50/1||Off the board|
|Nick Chubb||RB Georgia||75/1||Off the board|
|Sam Darnold||QB USC||40/1||Off the board|
|J.K. Dobbins||RB Ohio State||75/1||Off the board|
|Luke Falk||QB Washington State||66/1||Off the board|
|Quinton Flowers||QB South Florida||75/1||Off the board|
|Kerryon Johnson||RB Auburn||150/1||Off the board|
|Trace McSorley||QB Penn State||100/1||Off the board|
|Rashaad Penny||RB San Diego State||75/1||Off the board|
In last Saturday’s 45-7 win over Tennessee, Hurts went 13-of-21 passing for 198 yards and a TD in a little over two quarters of play. Hurts handed the keys to the offense to backup Tua Tagovailoa after the opening possession of the second half.
For the season, Hurts has completed 63 percent of his throws for 1,223 yards, 9 TDs and only 1 INT. He’s also rushed for 572 yards (6.8 yards per carry) with 6 TDs.