2023 Heisman Watch: Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr. enjoy big-time performances


Week 4 of the college football season lived up to the hype, as fans were treated to plenty of exciting games and outstanding individual performances.

Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. continued his incredible start to the season, while Oregon’s Bo Nix put on a show of his own in the Ducks’ impressive win over Colorado.

Let’s take a look at how the Heisman favorites performed in Week 4 and how that could shake up the odds next week.

1. Caleb Williams (QB), USC : +360The Trojans were not at their best on Saturday but Williams played a key role in the team’s win against Arizona State. Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Caleb Williams completed 20 of his 31 passes, resulting in 322 yards with three touchdowns. He also scored two on the ground. Williams’ two touchdown passes were caught by Brenden Rice. He finished the game with seven catches and 133 yards, a team record. Caleb Williams’ UNREAL 29 yard TD throw against Arizona State


Michael Penix Jr.

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Washington: +500Is there a more impressive player in the country through four weeks than Penix? Washington’s senior quarterback continues to produce video game-like numbers each week. Penix did it again on Saturday. He completed 19 of 25 pass attempts for 304 yard and four touchdowns as Washington defeated Cal 59-32. Penix has thrown at least three touchdowns and 300 yards in each of his games this season. Penix has completed 75% of his pass attempts for 1,606 yard and 16 touchdowns in four weeks. The Huskies have a 4-0 record. Quinn Ewers, QB,


: +700

Ewers continued his outstanding start to the 2023 campaign with a near-perfect showing in Texas’ dominant 38-6 blowout win over Baylor. Redshirt sophomore Quinn Ewers completed 18 of 23 pass attempts for 293 yard and a touchdown. He also added 16 yards and another score on the ground. Ewers has 1,033 yard and nine touchdowns through four games of the season. Texas has its first 4-0 record since 2012.Next, the Longhorns will host Kansas on September 30.4. Sam Hartman is a QB for Notre-Dame

: +100

Hartman played well on Saturday but his stats didn’t match the ones the former Wake Forest quarterback posted in his four first games of the season. Notre Dame’s senior signal-caller finished 17 of 25 attempts for 175 yard and a touchdown during the team’s devastating 17-14 loss to Ohio State. Hartman’s TD passed came with 8 minutes and 44 seconds left in the game, when he made a 2-yard connection with Rico Flores. Next: The Fighting Irish will play No. The Fighting Irish are at No. 18 Duke on September 30.

5. Jordan Tras QB, Florida state: +1500

Travis, and the Seminoles, are officially the class in the ACC. The senior quarterback threw 289 yards with two touchdowns, leading Florida State to a win of 31-24 over Clemson. Travis connected with Michigan State transfer Keon Colman for a 24-yard touchdown in overtime, as the Seminoles ended a seven-game loss streak to Clemson. Travis added a rushing score as the Seminoles quarterback passed former Heisman-winning Chris Weinke to become the program’s all-time leading touchdowns. Through four games, Travis has totaled 1,208 yards and 10 touchdowns through the air, while adding 94 rushing yards and two rushing TDs.

Next: The Seminoles host Virginia Tech on Oct. 7.

Did Florida State’s win over Clemson EXPOSE weaknesses?6. Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

: +1800

Following an incredible three-week stretch to open the 2023 college football season, Sanders came back down to earth in a 42-6 loss to No. 10 Oregon. Sanders, a talented junior quarterback, was constantly under pressure as the Ducks sacked him seven times. Sanders finished the game 23-of 33 for 159 yard and a touchdown. The score came with 2 minutes 51 seconds left to help the Buffs escape the shutout. This marked just the fifth time in 28 career games that Sanders has been held to less than 200 yards passing.

Next: The Buffaloes host No. The Buffaloes will host No. 5 USC in a game on September 30.

Did Florida State's win over Clemson EXPOSE weaknesses?

Bo Nix, QB, Oregon: +2000Nix’s Heisman campaign got a big boost Saturday as the Oregon QB played near-perfect football in the Ducks’ 42-6 win over No. 19 Colorado. Nix completed the game with 28-of 33 for 276 yard and three touchdowns passing, as well as a rushing score. The senior quarterback did it all, leading his team to three consecutive scoring drives at the start of the game. The Ducks were dominant right from the start. Nix has completed 79% of his pass attempts for 1,169 yard and 11 touchdowns through four games.

Next, the Ducks will be at Stanford on September 30.0.

Shedeur Sand, Colorado, suffers a tough loss against Bo Nix, Oregon

8. Jayden DANIELS QB, LSU : +2200

Daniels had a great performance in LSU’s 34-31 victory over Arkansas. The Tigers dual-threat quarterback completed 20 of 29 pass attempts for 320 yard and four touchdowns. Daniels led an impressive nine play, 72 yard drive that culminated in the Tigers’ winning field goal with just five seconds left. Daniels has already thrown 1,296 yards and 12 game touchdowns in four games.


The Tigers are at Ole Miss on Sept. 30.

Shedeur Sanders, Colorado suffer tough loss vs. Bo Nix, Oregon

9. J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan: +2500

McCarthy didn’t stuff the stat sheet on Saturday, but he did play much better one week after throwing a career-high three interceptions. The talented junior quarterback completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 214 yard and a touchdown during Michigan’s 31-7 win over Rutgers. McCarthy added 51 rushing yards as the Wolverines racked up more than 200 yards. Michigan has now won 19 straight home games, its longest streak since winning 21 in a row from 1998-2001.

Next: The Wolverines are at Nebraska on Sept. 30. 10.

Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State: +2800Harrison had a quiet outing on Saturday, hauling in just three catches for 32 yards. One of these catches was made with less than a minutes remaining, as part of a 65-yard, 15-play drive. The Buckeyes won 17-14 over Notre Dame with a last-second game-winning touchdown. Harrison’s leg was injured early in the third period when he rolled over while blocking TreVeyon Henderson’s 61 yard touchdown run. Harrison was able return to the game on the following series. The talented wide receiver has now totaled 17 catches for 336 yards and three touchdowns through four games.


The Buckeyes host Maryland on Oct. 7.

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