It took only one wild weekend for the SEC’s Heisman Trophy contenders to undergo a big reshuffling.
After hanging around as a fringe candidate through a slow first few weeks, Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs saw his Heisman stock soar after throwing a last-second Hail Mary touchdown Saturday to seal an improbable 34-31 win over Georgia. And that came one week after Dobbs led the Vols on a dramatic second-half comeback against hated rival Florida.
The senior, in addition to those heroics, has accounted for 655 total yards and 9 touchdowns in those two games alone. As such, his Heisman odds have soared to 25/1, making him the SEC’s best shot at retaining the trophy by far, according to the bookies.
Alabama wideout Calvin Ridley rejoined the leaders after a monster 11-catch, 174-yard effort in Alabama’s thumping of Kentucky.
LSU tailback Leonard Fournette, who entered the season as a top candidate, dropped off the board entirely after missing Saturday’s game vs. Missouri with an ankle injury.
Louisville’s Lamar Jackson remains the prohibitive favorite with 4/11 odds.
Here’s the full breakdown through Week 5:
SEC Heisman Trophy contenders (via sportsbook.ag)
|Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs||25/1||50/1|
|Alabama WR Calvin Ridley||75/1||Off|
|Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly||75/1||50/1|
|Alabama QB Jalen Hurts||75/1||50/1|
|LSU RB Leonard Fournette||Off||50/1|