Caleb Williams Emerges as Heisman Favorite After Dominating Stanford: USC Trojans 3-0 in 2023

All-Pac-12 Junior Quarterback Caleb Williams' Odds of Winning Second Consecutive Heisman Soar

In a stunning display of dominance, the USC Trojans decimated the Stanford Cardinal, securing a resounding 56-10 victory on Saturday, further solidifying their unblemished 2023 season record, now standing at 3-0.

Vegas oddsmakers have taken notice, and it appears we may be witnessing the emergence of a Heisman Trophy contender.

All-Pac-12 junior quarterback Caleb Williams has quickly become the frontrunner to claim his second consecutive Heisman Trophy, as revealed by BetMGM’s latest odds. Williams’ odds of clinching the prestigious award currently stand at +350, placing him at the forefront of the race. Trailing behind are Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jordan Travis and University of Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr., both sharing odds of +850.

Williams showcased his exceptional talents against Stanford, standing tall at 6’1″ and weighing 220 pounds. He delivered an extraordinary performance, securing three touchdowns without throwing a single interception. Impressively, Williams completed 19 out of 21 passes, accumulating a total of 281 yards. This standout performance against Stanford has propelled his season stats, boasting a remarkable 78.6% pass completion rate, 878 total passing yards, and a remarkable 12 touchdowns, all without a single interception. His current quarterback rating stands at a stunning 240.5.

While maintaining such efficiency and a high rating throughout the entire season may prove challenging (in his Heisman-winning season, he concluded with a 168.5 rating and a 66.6% pass completion rate), the early indications are highly encouraging. Williams’ early-season success undoubtedly positions him as a strong contender for the coveted Heisman Trophy once more, and sportsbooks are wise to acknowledge this potential repeat.

As the USC Trojans continue their impressive run in the 2023 season, the spotlight remains firmly on Caleb Williams. His remarkable talents on the field, coupled with his unblemished record, make him a player to watch closely as the season unfolds.

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