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Joe Burrow Moves To The Top Of ESPN's Heisman Watch
by TD Staff Reporter
October 17, 20192 Comments
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has moved to the top of ESPN's Heisman Watch after the Tigers 42-28 win over Florida last weekend, jumping Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts.
1. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Total points: 44 (first-place votes: 5)
Notable: In perhaps his toughest test of the season against Florida's defense, Burrow more than passed. LSU's star QB threw for three TDs and went 21-of-24 for 293 yards -- including 21 unanswered points in the second half -- as the Tigers beat the Gators, 42-28.
Quotable: "Burrow is the surprise superstar leading the most surprising offense in college football. As good as Tagovailoa has been for Alabama, Burrow's big-play brilliance makes it hard to put anyone else atop the Heisman candidate list." -- ESPN's Adam Rittenberg
Heisman odds (Caesars Sportsbook): 11-4
2. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Total points: 43 (first-place votes: 4)
Notable: On Saturday, Tagovailoa threw four TDs and became Alabama's career passing touchdowns leader with 81. His 27 TDs on the season also lead the nation. He completed 21-of-34 passes for 293 yards as the top-ranked Tide beat Texas A&M, 47-28.
Quotable: "You just revert back to your training. I've experienced playing at a place like Tennessee, then going to LSU, Ole Miss ... Everyone wants to beat Alabama," Tagovailoa said. "We're not done yet. As a team we have to continue to grow."
Heisman odds: -120
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