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Bryce Young Injury Impacts CFP, Heisman Odds

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Oct/03/2022

Bryce Young suffered an AC shoulder joint sprain in Saturday's game against Arkansas.  Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has reassured everyone that his injury is not serious.

Young will be listed as day-to-day. And the oddsmakers aren't taking any chances. It became immediately apparent the injury would have an impact on the CFP and Heisman odds by Sunday morning.

”Bryce has a little AC sprain in his shoulder. We’ll have to take it day-to-day. I think he’s OK. He doesn’t have a serious injury. We didn’t think he could go back in the game because I don’t think he had much steam on throwing the ball. He’s had these before and in a few days, he starts to respond pretty well. We’ll have to see how it goes.”

Young remained with the third-lowest odds on the Heisman board, but his chances have doubled after being 5-1 last week and 10-1 currently.

CJ Stroud benefited, going from 2-1 last week to the prohibitive even-money favorite. Caleb Williams dropped from 4-1 last week to 5-1 now.

In the CFP Championship odds, Alabama moves out of the second position and is now third behind Ohio State. Last week, the Tide had 2-1 odds (nearly tied with Georgia), but are currently 3-1.

The Buckeyes moved up from 3-1 odds last week to 2-1, so the two powerhouses basically switched spots on the CFP odds list.

Heisman Trophy Odds                   

CJ Stroud                     1-1

Caleb Williams            5-1

Bryce Young                10-1

Hendon Hooker          12-1

Adrian Martinez          16-1

Blake Corum               18-1

Stetson Bennett          18-1

Jahmyr Gibbs              20-1

DJ Uiagalelei               25-1

Miyan Williams           25-1

Drake Maye                28-1

Jalon Daniels               40-1

Sam Hartman              40-1

Spencer Sanders         40-1

Will Anderson Jr          40-1

Cameron Rising           50-1

Bo Nix                          75-1

Anthony Richardson   100-1

Deuce Vaughn            100-1

Michael Penix Jr.         100-1

Bijan Robinson            150-1

Jordan Addison           150-1

CFP Championship                

Georgia                       2-1

Ohio State                   2-1

Alabama                      3-1

Michigan                     12-1

Clemson                      16-1

USC                             20-1

Utah                            33-1

Oklahoma State          50-1

Ole Miss                      50-1

Tennessee                   50-1

Oregon                        60-1

UCLA                           66-1

Penn State                  100-1

TCU                             100-1

Washington                200-1

Wake Forest                250-1

Illinois                          300-1

Kansas                         300-1

Minnesota                   300-1

NC State                      300-1

North Carolina            300-1

Purdue                        300-1

Syracuse                      300-1

Washington State       300-1

BYU                             500-1

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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