Now that the college football season is officially over, we can turn our attention to 2020 NFL Draft odds. To no one's surprise, Joe Burrow is a giant favorite at -3000 to be the first name called on April 23 in Las Vegas. The LSU quarterback just put up some of the greatest numbers in a college football season, leading his team to a national championship.
It has been an exciting college football season, which has left us with maybe the most competitive College Football Playoff yet. However, outside of the CFP, we still have intriguing bowl matchups.
It’s not always end results that provide the lessons to be learned. Usually it’s the little things that aren’t in the box score that help us paint the picture of a team. Let's take a closer look at what we learned during Week 12 of the college football season.
Every week we sit down with BetAmerica Extra columnists Ashley Anderson, James Scully and Scott Shapiro to discuss the latest news from around the NFL. This week they weigh in on Matt Ryan's legacy, Tua Tagovailoa's draft prospects and Colin Kaepernick's future.
Joe Burrow has been exceptional all season long, and in Tuscaloosa on Saturday he further proved his merit as the greatest player of the 2019 season.
With most of the top teams off this past weekend, there wasn’t a lot of significant news coming out of college football. We did see a big-name coach get canned, however, and we have some brilliant matchups to talk about for the upcoming Saturday. Exciting times are ahead! Unless you are Willie Taggart.
For maybe the first time in modern college football history, the top 5 favorites to win the Heisman trophy all spent the week watching from the couch. With Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, and Oklahoma all having bye weeks, all of our front-runners were left without an opportunity to further impress voters. With nobody playing, one might think that the odds for all the contenders would remain stagnant, but that has not been the case.
If there was ever any doubt that the Heisman trophy is awarded to the best player on one of the most successful teams, one need only look at the stat lines for Week 9’s games. Going into the weekend, LSU QB Joe Burrow was a deserving favorite at +175, with Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts nipping at his heels at +180. Both quarterbacks have performed fantastically this season and were undefeated heading into Saturday.
For the first time in 60 years, LSU has a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate. Regardless of how the rest of the season plays out, congratulations are owed to quarterback Joe Burrow for ascending to the top of the odds board for college football's premier individual award.
Based on the preseason odds board, the SEC was a two-horse race between Alabama and Georgia, but now we have a few more contenders.