The unfortunate, season-ending hip injury to Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during a Week 12 win over Mississippi State caused major shock waves throughout college football. For bettors, there was a dramatic shift in Heisman odds and national championship odds.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow further cemented his lead as the favorite to win the Heisman trophy, completing 32 of 42 passes for 489 yards and five touchdown passes in a 58-37 win over Ole Miss. Burrow currently sits at -1115 to win the Heisman.
Tagovailoa, previously +2200, has been taken off the board.
While unrelated to Tagovailoa’s injury, this is the first time all season Clemson is not the favorite to win the national championship at DraftKings Sportsbook. Ohio State has surpassed Clemson, thanks in part to a 56-21 rout of Rutgers, although Clemson’s 52-3 win over Wake Forest might have been more impressive.
Of note, Ohio State still has a very tough schedule with games remaining against No. 9 Penn State, No. 15 Michigan, and another game against a ranked opponent should the Buckeyes earn a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game.
Clemson, meanwhile, plays at 4-7 South Carolina on Saturday, with the potential to face an unranked opponent in the ACC Championship Game.
As a result of the injury to Tagovailoa, Alabama went from +1200 to +2000 to win the national championship.
Notable Heisman odds movements
|Player||Pre-Week 12||Current Heisman odds|
|Joe Burrow, QB – LSU||-910||-1115|
|Justin Fields, QB – Ohio State||+1000||+700|
|Jalen Hurts, QB – Alabama||+1400||+1200|
|Chase Young, DE – Ohio State||+5000||+2000|
|Tua Tagovailoa, QB – Alabama||+2200||OTB|
Notable College Football Playoff national championship odds movements
|Team||Pre-Week 12||Current national championship odds|