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Big 12 Heisman Watch After Week 4

Patrick Mahomes is the clear Big 12 favorite for Heisman, but is there anyone else to watch?

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In a slow week for the Big 12. Not much has changed in the Bovada odds, and only one Big 12 player remains on their Heisman odds. Week five is going to be a good one with Big 12 play in full swing. Keep an eye out for these three guys in their upcoming match-ups and we’ll see if they can survive another week on the Big 12 Heisman Watch.

#10 – QB Patrick Mahomes (TTU) +3300

Mahomes was off this past weekend after his offensive showcase in week three against Louisiana Tech. He remains on the Bovada odds as the only Big 12er in the mix. Despite only playing three games so far, Mahomes is third in total passing yards, tied for second in total touchdowns thrown, and second in Total QBR. Patty Ice has had a tremendous season so far and that should continue in week five when Texas Tech takes on Kansas. The Jayhawks went 0-12 last season and, even though they have already improved their record this season, should be an easy win for the Red Raiders at home.

Keep An Eye On

QB Baker Mayfield (OU) – The Sooners were off in week four after a rough few games to start the season. With losses to Houston and Ohio State already in the books, the Heisman odds for Mayfield look bleak, but the Sooners look to turn their season around this week in Fort Worth. TCU has shown glimpses of greatness, but fail to be consistent, which could be a good thing for both Mayfield and the Sooners. To prove he’s Heisman worthy, Baker needs to put up some big numbers against the Horned Frogs while keeping his turnover-to-touchdown ratio in his favor.

QB Seth Russell (BU) – In their first conference game, Baylor showed a lot of people how offensively gifted they really are. Russell looked like his old self in this one, as he threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns. Baylor and Russell remain undefeated, which is one of the things the two guys listed above cannot say.

Iowa State, another team who is looking to turn their season around, hosts the Bears this week in Ames. Iowa State has some confidence rolling into this game after their 44-10 blowout over San Jose State. The defense for the Cyclones showed signs of dominance against a lower-tier team and could potentially be effective against Russell and the Bears. Another factor is Iowa State is a completely different team at home than on the road, which does not fare well for Russell. Nonetheless, Iowa State is still 1-3 and should not be a problem for Baylor.

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