clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Did Caleb Williams lose his Heisman Trophy chances with loss to Baylor?

The quarterback got benched midway through the game, which surely ends his surprising run at the Heisman trophy.

Caleb Williams of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to throw against the Baylor Bears in the first half at McLane Stadium on November 13, 2021 in Waco, Texas. Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

The Oklahoma Sooners entered Week 11 against the Baylor Bears looking to remain undefeated on the season on the road to the Big 12 title game. The Sooners have a quarterback in Heisman contention, although it’s not the one many expected to be there at the beginning of the year. Caleb Williams burst onto the scene and steadily climbed up the Heisman leaderboard as he continued to put up massive numbers.

Those impressive numbers came to a screeching halt against Baylor. Williams threw two interceptions in a 27-14 loss to the Bears, ultimately getting benched for Spencer Rattler. This loss and benching will essentially end Williams’ Heisman bid, which was already looking tough due to his limited games as a starter.

Williams entered this weekend’s play at +850 to win the Heisman Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook. After Saturday’s loss, that number is now +1500.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 888-789-7777/visit (CT). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/MI/NH/NJ/PA/ TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See for full terms and conditions.