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Week 5 Heisman Trophy Watch: Ewers Holds Steady Ahead of Red River Showdown

Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams sees his odds improve, and Washington QB Michael Pennix Jr. and Texas QB Quinn Ewers close in on the BetMGM betting board.

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The 2023 Heisman Trophy race is nearing the halfway point, and the BetMGM odds board reflects the public’s belief that Williams and Pennix Jr. will be the top two choices for college football’s most prestigious individual award.

Week Six 2023 Heisman Trophy Odds at BetMGM

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Week 6 Odds

Week 5 Odds

Caleb Williams




Michael Pennix Jr




Quinn Ewers




Bo Nix




Jordan Travis

Florida State



Caleb Williams, QB USC Trojans (+175)

Williams saw his Heisman Odds split in half from last week after throwing for 403 yards and six TDs on the road at Colorado. Williams is 6th in the country in passing yards, and his 21 passing TDs are six more than his closest competitor.

Next up: the Trojans host Arizona in a Pac-12 matchup against a Wildcats defense, allowing 248 passing yards and an offense that will score points against a bad USC defense.

Michael Pennix Jr., QB Washington Huskies (+450)

Pennix saw his odds increase after slinging it for 356 yards without a passing TD in the Huskies 31-24 road victory over Arizona State. Pennix leads the country in passing yards, and his 16 TD passes are second in the country.

Next up: Washington has a bye week before hosting the high-scoring Oregon Ducks and Heisman contender Bo Nix on October 14.

Quinn Ewers, QB Texas Longhorns (+700)

Ewers odds have increased a point since last week, but Ewers skewered Kansas for 325 passing yards and a TD while scampering for an additional 40 yards and a pair of scores last Saturday against Kansas. Ewers is 26th in passing yards but has thrown just one interception over his past 147 attempts.

Next up: Ewers and the Longhorns host No. 12 Oklahoma in the annual Red River Showdown game. Oklahoma has surrendered the 67th most passing yards per game this season.

Bo Nix, QB Oregon Ducks (+800)

Nix was the biggest mover last week, leaping from +1200 to +800 after throwing for 290 yards with four scoring strikes in the Ducks’ 42-6 away victory over Stanford. Nix has thrown the 16th most passing yards with the 4th most TD passes.

Next up: Oregon heads to Washington for a matchup with a Huskies passing defense, allowing the 97th most passing yards per game.

Jordan Travis, QB Florida State (+1300)

Florida State had a bye week, so Travis didn’t do anything to affect his status on the BetMGM betting board. Travis is 66th in passing yards with the 29th most scoring strikes in the country and has scampered for an additional 94 rushing yards with a pair of TDs.

Next up: FSU hosts a Virginia Tech passing defense, allowing the 12th fewest passing yards in the country.

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