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Where Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr. stand in Heisman race ahead of Week 7 showdown

When it comes to stakes, they don’t get much higher in a regular season game than we will see on Saturday in the showdown between No. 8 Oregon Ducks and No. 7 Washington Huskies.

A pair of Pac-12 title contenders, a pair of College Football Playoff contenders, and a pair of two favorites to win the Heisman Trophy in 2023 will be squaring off in Seattle. ESPN’s College GameDay will be in town, a national audience that will likely get nearly 10 million viewers will tune in, and a pair of the best teams in the nation will face their biggest tests of the season thus far.

The two players who will likely garner most of the attention are the quarterbacks on each side of the ball — Bo Nix and Michael Penix Jr. So how much hype is there for them, and what are the early expectations? To get that answer, look no further than where they rank in the latest odds to win the Heisman Trophy, according to FanDuel Sports Book:

Michael Penix Jr. — Washington Huskies | +220

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Previous Odds: +380

Week 6 Stats: BYE

2023 Stats: 133-for-178, 1,999 yards, 16 TD, 2 INT

Caleb Williams — USC Trojans | +250

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Previous Odds: +170

Week 6 Stats: 14-for-25, 219 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT

2023 Stats: 119-for-166, 1,822 yards, 22 TD, 1 INT

Bo Nix — Oregon Ducks | +600

Previous Odds: +900

Week 6 Stats: BYE

2023 Stats: 131-for-163, 1,459 yards, 15 TD, 1 INT

Dillon GabrielOklahoma Sooner | +1200

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Previous Odds: +1600

Week 6 Stats: 23-for-38, 285 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT

2023 Stats: 141-for-195, 1,878 yards, 16 TD, 2 INT

J.J. McCarthyMichigan Wolverines | +1700

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Previous Odds: +3300

Week 6 Stats: 14-for-20, 219 yards, 1 TD

2023 Stats: 97-for-125, 1,305 yards, 11 TD, 3 INT

Jordan TravisFlorida State Seminoles | +1700

Previous Odds: +1600

Week 6 Stats: 18-for-24, 170 yards, 2 TD

2023 Stats: 92-for-145, 1,198 yards, 12 TD, 1 INT

Drake MayeNorth Carolina Tar Heels | +2000

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Previous Odds: +4000

Week 6 Stats: 33-for-47, 442 yards, 3 TD

2023 Stats: 129-for-179, 1,629 yards, 8 TD, 4 INT

Brock Bowers — Georgia Bulldogs | +2500

Previous Odds: +7000

Week 6 Stats: 7 catches, 132 yards, 1 TD

2023 Stats: 37 catches, 545 yards, 4 TD

Jayden DanielsLSU Tigers | +3000

Previous Odds: +3500

Week 6 Stats: 15-for-21, 259 yards, 3 TD

2023 Stats: 132-for-181, 1,969 yards, 19 TD, 2 INT

Carson Beck — Georgia Bulldogs | +4500

Previous Odds: N/A

Week 6 Stats: 28-for-35, 389 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT

2023 Stats: 144-for-196, 1,886 yards, 11 TD, 3 INT

Quinn EwersTexas Longhorns | +4500

Previous Odds: +900

Week 5 Stats: 31-for-37, 346 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

2023 Stats: 128-for-184, 1,704 yards, 11 TD, 3 INT

Jalen MilroeAlabama Crimson Tide | +5000

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Previous Odds: N/A

Week 6 Stats: 21-for-33, 321 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

2023 Stats: 75-for-111, 1,159 yards, 9 TD, 4 INT

Blake CorumMichigan Wolverine | +5500

Previous Odds: +5000

Week 6 Stats: 9 rushes, 69 yards, 1 TD

2023 Stats: 83 carries, 494 yards, 10 TD

Drew AllarPenn State Nittany Lions | +6000

Previous Odds: +6000

Week 6 Stats: BYE

2023 Stats: 102-for-158, 1,092 yards, 9 TD, 0 INT

Cameron Ward — Washington State Cougars | +6500

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Previous Odds: +3000

Week 6 Stats: 19-for-39, 197 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

2023 Stats: 124-for-180, 1,586 yards, 14 TD, 2 INT

Sam HartmanNotre Dame Fighting Irish | +6500

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Previous Odds: +3500

Week 6 Stats: 22-for-38, 254 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT

2023 Stats: 118-for-183, 1,712 yards, 16 TD, 3 INT

DJ UiagaleleiOregon State Beavers | +8000

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Previous Odds: N/A

Week 6 Stats: 19-for-25, 275 yards, 5 TD

2023 Stats: 92-for-152, 1,307 yards, 13 TD, 4 INT

Marvin Harrison Jr. — Ohio State Buckeyes | +8000

Previous Odds: N/A

Week 6 Stats: 8 catches, 163 yards, 1 TD

2023 Stats: 25 catches, 499 yards, 4 TD

Kyle McCord — Ohio State Buckeyes | +8000

Previous Odds: +5000

Week 6 Stats: 19-for-29, 320 yards, 2 TD

2023 Stats: 93-for-142, 1,375 yards, 8 TD, 1 INT

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire