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Did Spencer Rattler improve his Heisman Trophy chances with win over Texas?


Quarterback Spencer Rattler talks with running back Kennedy Brooks and tight end Jeremiah Hall of the Oklahoma Sooners,during the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on October 2, 2021 in Manhattan, Kansas. Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

In all likelihood, the early favorite to win the biggest prize in college football is likely done as the starting quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Spencer Rattler entered this weekend’s play at +2500 to win the Heisman Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook after starting the season as the favorite to win the award at +600. And the game against Texas on Saturday was to be a showcase for his candidacy.

But Rattler was lifted for freshman Caleb Williams in the second quarter following a 9-16, 112-yard performance with an interception and a lost fumble. Williams came in and guided the Sooners from an 18-point deficit at halftime to an incredible 55-48 win in the Red River Rivalry.

And that’ll do it for Rattler not only for the Heisman, but very likely as the starting quarterback for Oklahoma. He’s eligible for the NFL Draft after this season, but will he want to enter before showcasing what he can do at the college level for one more year? Will he transfer ahead of next season?

Only time will tell. But as of right now, Rattler is now +4000 to win the Heisman Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook.