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Did Bryce Young improve his Heisman Trophy chances with win over Arkansas?

Young delivered an all-time performance on Saturday, breaking a school record in the Tide’s victory over Arkansas.

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The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide had to sweat it out a little bit, but they successfully put down an upset bid by No. 21 Arkansas on Saturday to pull away for a 42-35 win.

Sophomore quarterback Bryce Young had an all-time great performance on Saturday and had multiple Heisman moments that will be played on loop from now until the ceremony in New York City in a few weeks.

Young broke the Crimson Tide’s single-game passing yards record on Saturday, completing 78% of his passes for 561 yards and five touchdowns in the victory. With his team clinging on to a six-point lead late, he launched this 40-yard bomb to Jameson Williams for the dagger.

Young entered this weekend’s play at +175 to win the Heisman Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook and was listed at +140 by the final whistle. It’s looking like this will be a two-man race between him and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud, who is the current frontrunner at -220 after delivering a spectacular performance against Michigan State on Saturday.

Both quarterbacks will have their respective rivalry games to potentially put up big numbers next weekend.

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