Vegas odds improve on Watson's Heisman chances

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Watson had 248 yards passing and 3 touchdowns against App State

Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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Gainesville, GA

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's Heisman odds after week 2 have improved slightly from earlier 16/1 odds to 14/1 odds.

Watson has helped Clemson compile a 2-0 record and has completed 37 out of 48 passes for 442 yards, five touchdowns and only one interception which is a passer efficiency rating of 184.64.

He has the 8th highest Heisman odds overall and leads for an ACC player.

In his rookie campaign, Watson completed 67.9% of his passes for 1,466 yards (10.7 per attempt) with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions for a tremendous quarterback rating of 188.57. He also had five scores rushing. Another superlative is that he had a nation's best 10.7 yards per pass attempt.

Other ACC players included in the Heisman odds include Florida State RB Dalvin Cook (20-1), Florida State QB Everett Golson (30-1) and Miami RB Brad Kaaya (65-1).

13 of the last 15 Heisman Trophy winners have been quarterbacks.

Latest Heisman odds, courtesy of

Trevone Boykin (TCU) 8/1
Cody Kessler (USC) 17/2
Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State) 17/2
Nick Chubb (Georgia) 17/2
Cardale Jones (Ohio State) 10/1
Seth Russell (Baylor) 10/1
Derrick Henry (Alabama) 12/1
Deshaun Watson (Clemson) 14/1
Braxton Miller (Ohio State) 15/1
Chad KellyChad Kelly
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(Ole Miss) 15/1
Leonard Fournette (LSU) 15/1
Josh Rosen (UCLA) 18/1
Dalvin Cook (Florida State) 20/1
Tanner Mangum (BYU) 20/1
Connor Cook (Michigan St) 25/1
Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) 30/1
Everett Golson (Florida State) 30/1
Myles Garrett (Texas A&M) 30/1
Vernon Adams (Oregon) 30/1
Royce Freeman (Oregon) 35/1
Jared Goff (California) 40/1
Jeremy Johnson (Auburn) 50/1
Anu Solomon (Arizona) 65/1
Brad Kaaya (Miami, FL) 65/1

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