Bryce Young or CJ Stroud? Paul Finebaum names his Heisman favorite
After Saturday’s games, two players emerged as favorites for the Heisman Trophy: Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud. Both quarterbacks had big games over the weekend.
Stroud finished his day throwing for 432 yards and 6 touchdowns while completing 32-of-35 passes in a 56-7 win over Michigan State.
However, Young threw for nearly 600 yards and 5 touchdown passes almost setting an SEC passing record in Alabama’s victory over Arkansas.
For that reason, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum has Young as his slight Heisman favorite over Stroud but things could change in the next 2 weeks.
“Probably — and I say probably — Bryce Young,” he said on SportsCenter. “Until yesterday it was open to almost the entire country. Now, it’s narrowing down. Bryce Young and CJ Stroud had very similar days yesterday, and what’s going to happen next is big stages. Stroud has a bigger stage. The Michigan game is the game of the year in college football. Bryce Young is playing in the Iron Bowl, but it’s not to the same degree. The next weekend, I think, is going to determine it. Both will likely be in Big Ten and SEC Championship Games and who every plays best in that game and wins, I think could win the Heisman Trophy.”
Right now, it’s boiling down to a 2-man race for college football’s most prestigious individual honor.
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