Heading into Week 3, here’s what I had to say about #17 Ole Miss’ quarterback Matt Corral’s Heisman hopes.
“Ole Miss junior QB Matt Corral (+2000, DraftKings) has led the Rebels to a 2-0 record with stellar play through the air (66.2% completion rate, 662 yards, 6 TD, 0 INT) and on the ground (90 yards rushing, TD). His dual-threat ability makes him the best bet.
“Matchups against Tulane, Tennessee, LSU, Liberty, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State should allow him to put up numbers while battles at Alabama, at home versus Arkansas, at Auburn and at home against Texas A&M will give him the chance to earn some quality wins and ‘Heisman moments’, which are necessary to win this award.”
The first of those cake matchups against Tulane went well, to say the least.
Corral went 23-31 for 335 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions through the air.
That would have been dominant enough.
However, his dual threat ability led him to also take 13 rushes for 68 yards and four additional touchdowns. That’s right. On the day, seven touchdowns were attached to his name.
Through three games (all wins), Corral has completed 68.8% of his passes for 997 yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions and has also taken 33 carries for 158 yards and five more touchdowns on the ground.
Now with +395 consensus odds to win the Heisman, Corral is right behind Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (+270) as a clear co-frontrunner while Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler (+1314) has the third-shortest odds.
It’s time to board the Corral for Heisman train while the price is right. If he leads the Rebels into #1 Alabama and earns a win, he will be the clear and undisputed frontrunner.