Tua Tagovailoa injury alters Heisman odds, national championship odds

Heisman odds Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending injury Saturday vs. Mississippi State. (Photo credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports)

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.

Early Week 13 college football odds

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

PlayerPre-Week 12Current 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+2200OTB

Notable College Football Playoff national championship odds movements

TeamPre-Week 12Current national championship odds
Ohio State+225+200
Penn State+5000+6600
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