How Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud's stats compare to other Heisman Trophy favorites

Coach Ryan Day linked the early improvement this season to the chemistry built between quarterback C.J. Stroud and his receivers, even with Jaxon Smith-Njigba sidelined for most of the first month.

Through the first four games of Ohio State football's 2022 season, C.J. Stroud has put on a show.

The Buckeyes' second-year starter has been one of best quarterbacks statistically in the country, coming in tied with North Carolina's Drake Maye and Mississippi State's Will Rogers for the most passing touchdowns in college football with 16 and currently sitting in second place behind TCU's Max Duggan in passing efficiency.

But how do Stroud's stats compare to quarterbacks who are currently the betting favorite to win the 2022 Heisman Trophy according to FanDuel Sportsbook?

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Here's a look at Stroud's numbers compared to Alabama's Bryce Young and USC's Caleb Williams.

C.J. Stroud (+125)

Through games against Notre Dame, Arkansas State, Toledo and Wisconsin, Stroud has completed 79 of his 112 pass attempts for 1,222 yards, throwing 16 touchdowns compared to one interception. In the rushing game, Stroud has recorded nine yards on seven carries.

Bryce Young (+500)

In four games against Utah State, Texas, University of Louisiana Monroe and Vanderbilt, Young has completed 83 of his 121 pass attempts for 1,029 yards, throwing 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. Young has added 150 rushing yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns.

Caleb Williams (+600)

In four games against Rice, Stanford, Fresno State and Oregon State, Williams has 80 completions on 122 pass attempts for 1,054 yards, throwing nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. Williams also has 100 rushing yards on 36 carries with two rushing touchdowns.

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud stats vs other Heisman hopefuls