Heisman Trophy odds: D’Eriq King overtakes Trevor Lawrence, SEC QB’s on the move

D'Eriq King, Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
D'Eriq King, Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

There’s a new leader for the Heisman Trophy as Miami’s D’Eriq King has overtaken Trevor Lawrence with the best Heisman Trophy odds.

After a second straight win in primetime, Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has risen to the top of the Heisman Trophy odds. The Houston transfer passed for 267 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for an additional 65 yards on eight carries in the 52-10 win over rival Florida State.

He has six passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown on the year for the No. 8 team in the nation. And he’s looking to be the first Miami football player to win the Heisman Trophy since Gino Toretta took it home in 1992.

King was always in the Heisman conversation but he was behind Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and a handful of other quarterbacks in the early Heisman odds. But after a 3-0 start, he’s now the Heisman favorite, according to Bodog.

Updated 2020 Heisman Trophy odds

  1. D’Eriq King                        +500
  2. Trevor Lawrence             +600
  3. Justin Fields                      +600
  4. Sam Ehlinger                    +700
  5. Kyle Trask                         +700
  6. K. J. Costello                     +800
  7. Najee Harris                     +2000
  8. Spencer Rattler                +2200
  9. Mac Jones                         +2500
  10. Travis Etienne                  +2200
  11. Kellen Mond                    +2500
  12. Sam Howell                      +3000
  13. Ian Book                            +3000
  14. Jaylen Waddle                 +5000
  15. Devonta Smith                 +5000
  16. Bo Nix                                +5000
  17. Chuba Hubbard               +4000
  18. Sean Clifford                    +5000
  19. Myles Brennan                +10000
  20. Bryce Young                     +10000
  21. Zamir White                     +10000
  22. Tanner Morgan               +10000
  23. Derek Stingley Jr.            +9000
  24. Jack Coan                          +10000
  25. Seth Williams                   +10000
  26. Adrian Martinez              +15000
  27. Jarrett Guarantano         +15000
  28. Charlie Brewer                 +15000
  29. Tylan Wallace                 +20000
  30. John Rhys Plumlee          +20000
  31. Pooka Williams                +20000
  32. Javian Hawkins                +20000

King will meet Lawrence in another primetime showdown on Oct. 10 when Miami travels to Clemson. If King has a monster performance and leads the Canes to an upset over No. 1 Clemson, he’ll have a stranglehold on the Heisman, at least until Ohio State and Fields begin play on Oct. 24.

It’s great what King has done so far and what he’s meant to Miami, but I don’t think he’ll win the Heisman. He may be a Heisman finalist, but Lawrence, Fields, Sam Ehlinger and either Kyle Trask or K.J. Costello who combined to throw for more than 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns on Saturday have more staying power in the Heisman Trophy conversation.

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