LSU QB Joe Burrow remains in thick of Heisman Trophy race despite last week’s open date

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THE HEISMAN RACE

TUA TAGOVAILOA

ALABAMA JUNIOR QB

HIS CASE: Tagovailoa remained the front-runner with a stunning aerial assault on Ole Miss, throwing for 418 yards and a school-record six touchdowns (five to Amite’s DeVonta Smith) in a 59-31 victory. Tua has 84 career TD passes, tops in Bama history.

ODDS: 7/4

NEXT GAME: Oct. 12 at Texas A&M (2:30 p.m., CBS)

JALEN HURTS

OKLAHOMA SENIOR QB

HIS CASE: Hurts has narrowed the odds on former teammate Tua and could reclaim the lead with a strong game against Les Miles’ Kansas Jayhawks. Does it worry the Sooners that Miles’ unranked Oklahoma State teams beat OU twice in four years?

ODDS: 9/5

THIS WEEK: Saturday at Kansas (11 a.m., ABC)

JOE BURROW

LSU SENIOR QB

HIS CASE: Nature abhors a vacuum. Heisman voters abhor an open date. Out of sight, out of mind doesn’t help a candidate’s Heisman cause, but Burrow returns against a Utah State pass defense allowing 264 ypg (103rd in the FBS).

ODDS: 4/1

THIS WEEK: Saturday vs. Utah State (11 a.m., SEC Network)

ON THE RADAR: Ohio State QB Justin Fields, Soph.; Georgia QB Jake Fromm, Jr.; Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, Soph.; Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor, Jr.

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