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Did CJ Stroud improve his Heisman Trophy chances with win over Indiana?

The Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback entered Saturday at No. 3 in Heisman odds.

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud during the annual spring game at Ohio Stadium.  Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback CJ Stroud had an opportunity to close the gap in Heisman Trophy odds on Saturday night as he went into the game with a little catching up to do.

It was light work for Stroud and the Buckeyes against a fading Indiana team Saturday evening in a 54-7 win. The Ohio State quarterback showed out once again with 266 yards and four passing touchdowns. The Buckeyes dominated the game from start to finish and are rounding into a team many expect to compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Stroud went into Saturday’s game with the third best odds to win the Heisman on DraftKings Sportsbook at +800 behind only Bryce Young (+180) and Matt Corral (+200). After the win over Indiana, Stroud improved to +600.

Ohio State’s roster is loaded with quarterback talent, but Stroud won the job prior to the season and is playing well. Heading into the weekend, he had completed 66.2% of his passes for 1,699 yards with 18 touchdowns and three picks.