Heisman Watch: Caleb Williams makes assertion in Week 12

Published:Mar 9, 202400:06
Heisman Watch: Caleb Williams makes assertion in Week 12

USC quarterback Caleb Williams shined brilliant on the most important stage of his younger school profession Saturday night time.

Going up in opposition to intra-city rival UCLA with a spot within the Pac-12 Championship Sport on the road, Williams placed on a passing clinic in entrance of practically 90,000 followers on the Rose Bowl. The Trojans' famous person QB accomplished 32 of 43 passes for 470 yards and two touchdowns in a memorable 48-45 victory over the Bruins.

Whereas Williams loved a profession recreation on Saturday, Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud and Michigan RB Blake Corum put collectively stable outings as properly, preserving them on the brief checklist of Heisman favorites. In the meantime, Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker was having fun with a stable outing earlier than struggling a non-contact harm early within the fourth quarter of the Vols' 63-38 loss to South Carolina.

The query now could be the place Williams will stand among the many different Heisman favorites. Did the USC QB shut the hole?

See how the main Heisman candidates heading into Week 12 fared this week.

Observe: Gamers are ranked by FOX Guess odds getting into Week 12.

1. Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud +150 (guess $10 to win $25 whole)

Stroud had a mean recreation on Saturday for his requirements, finishing 18 of 30 passes for 241 yards and a landing. It was simply the fourth time this season the Heisman front-runner hasn't topped 250 yards passing and the third time he hasn't thrown a number of landing passes in a recreation.

Regardless of not wanting like his sometimes dominant self, the Buckeyes' standout QB nonetheless performed mistake-free soccer, counting on freshman operating again Dallan Hayden to hold the load and arrange a much-anticipated matchup in opposition to rival Michigan. All eyes will probably be on Stroud as he seems to be to have a "Heisman second" subsequent weekend, with a spot within the Massive Ten Championship Sport on the road.

Ohio State holds off Maryland

Ohio State holds off Maryland

RJ Younger reacts to C.J. Stroud and No. 2 ranked Ohio State holding off the Maryland Terrapins in Week 12.

Week 11 rank: 1

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: Vs. Michigan on Nov. 26.

2: Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker +400 (guess $10 to win $50 whole)

Hooker put collectively a pleasant outing on Saturday, throwing for 247 yards and three touchdowns, however the Volunteers' star QB suffered a non-contact harm early within the fourth quarter. The harm occurred when Hooker ran an choice play and his left leg buckled, inflicting him to fumble.

From a statistical standpoint, Hooker had one of many higher days amongst Heisman finalists, but when the harm proves to be critical, and he's compelled to overlook time, his Heisman odds would take a significant hit.

Week 11 rank: 2

Trending: Down.

Subsequent: At Vanderbilt on Nov. 26.

3. Michigan RB Blake Corum +550 (guess $10 to win $65 whole)

Dealing with an incredible Illinois run protection, Corum was as soon as once more the engine that makes the Michigan offense go, gaining 108 yards and scoring a landing on solely 18 carries. However he left the win over the Illini late within the first half with a knee harm, and whereas he got here again within the second half, his return was temporary.

Coach Jim Harbaugh stated there may be nothing structurally mistaken with Corum's knee, however the harm is definitely a priority with a showdown vs. the Buckeyes looming. 

Week 11 rank: 4

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: At Ohio State on Nov. 26.

4. North Carolina QB Drake Maye +600 (guess $10 to win $70 whole)

It was a tough displaying Saturday for the Tar Heels' proficient signal-caller. Maye accomplished simply 16 of 30 passes for 202 yards in North Carolina's 21-17 loss to Georgia Tech.

Maye, who led all FBS signal-callers with 34 passing touchdowns heading into Saturday, did not throw a TD go for the primary time this season. He was sacked a season-high six occasions and had a pricey interception late within the third quarter, which led to a Georgia Tech go-ahead landing.

Week 11 rank: 6

Trending: Down.

Subsequent: Vs. NC State on Nov. 25.

5. USC QB Caleb Williams +1200 (guess $10 to win $130 whole)

On a day when a number of different Heisman candidates both struggled or left with an harm, Williams shined brilliant in USC's spectacular 48-45 win over rival UCLA. Williams accomplished 32 of 43 passes for a career-high 470 yards and two touchdowns within the victory. The Oklahoma switch added 32 yards and a rating on the bottom as properly.

It was the fourth time in his final 5 video games that Williams has thrown for greater than 350 yards and a number of touchdowns. With the victory, Williams and the Trojans secured a spot within the Pac-12 Championship Sport.

Week 11 rank: 3

Trending: Up.

Subsequent: Vs. Notre Dame on Nov. 26.

USC's Caleb Williams finds Jordan Addison for the 35-yard landing

USC's Caleb Williams finds Jordan Addison for the 35-yard touchdown

USC's Caleb Williams finds Jordan Addison for the 35-yard landing to provide the Trojans a 27-24 lead over the Bruins.

6. Georgia QB Stetson Bennett +1400 (guess $10 to win $150 whole)

It did not look fairly at occasions for Bennett and the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs, however they had been capable of face up to a late-game rally from Kentucky and safe a 16-6 win, marking this system's second consecutive unbeaten season in SEC play.

Bennett accomplished 13 of 19 passes for 116 yards with an interception within the victory. He has thrown 5 interceptions in his final 4 video games, which will not be enticing to Heisman voters.

Week 11 rank: 7

Trending: Down.

Subsequent: Vs. Georgia Tech on Nov. 26.

7. TCU QB Max Duggan +6000 (guess $10 to win $610 whole)

The Horned Frogs remained undefeated with a surprising late comeback to beat Baylor, 29-28, on Saturday. Duggan, naturally, had lots to do with the victory, compiling 377 whole yards (327 passing, 50 speeding) and a pair of touchdowns.

With TCU at present ready to make the Faculty Soccer Playoff at No. 4 within the rankings, Duggan's profile will solely proceed to develop. It is going to be as much as him to capitalize on the eye.

Max Duggan hits Taye Barber with a 77-yard go

Max Duggan hits Taye Barber with a 77-yard pass

Max Duggan's 77-yard go to Taye Barber led to Kendre Miller's 2-yard landing in opposition to Baylor on Saturday.

Week 11 rank: 9

Trending: Up.

Subsequent: Vs. Iowa State on Nov. 26.

8. LSU QB Jayden Daniels +7500 (guess $10 to win $760 whole)

Daniels put collectively a stable outing in opposition to an overmatched UAB workforce on Saturday. The Arizona State switch accomplished 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards and a landing whereas including 111 yards and a rating on the bottom. He has now totaled 275-plus yards and two-or-more touchdowns in 4 of his final 5 video games for LSU.

Week 11 rank: Unranked

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: At Texas A&M on Nov. 26.

9. Alabama QB Bryce Younger +8000 (guess $10 to win $810 whole)

It is arduous to take a lot away from Bama's late-season matchup Saturday with … Austin Peay?

The Crimson Tide gained simply, 34-0. Younger had a tremendous day in restricted motion — 18-for-24, 221 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions — in what was primarily a bye week with a low-key scrimmage. Cannot see this serving to or hurting Younger's possibilities of repeating as Heisman winner.

Week 11 rank: 8

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: Vs. Auburn on Nov. 26.

10. Oregon QB Bo Nix +10000 (guess $10 to win $1,010 whole)

Nix put collectively a gutsy efficiency on Saturday in a formidable 20-17 win over Utah. The Geese' star QB was battling an ankle harm all through the week, but it surely wasn't going to carry him out of this top-12 matchup. He accomplished 25 of 37 passes for 287 yards and a landing within the win.

If the Geese can get by rival Oregon State subsequent Saturday, they may ebook their ticket to Las Vegas and a date with USC within the Pac-12 title recreation. If that does occur, all eyes will probably be on Nix vs. Williams in what ought to be a high-scoring recreation.

Week 11 rank: 5

Trending: Regular.

Subsequent: At Oregon State on Nov. 26.

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