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Pat McAfee, ESPN GameDay Crew Discuss Ollie Gordon II, Heisman Chances: ‘I Think There’s a Chance’

Gordon is tied for sixth in Heisman odds.



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The Heisman buzz has been smoldering for Ollie Gordon II, and ESPN’s Pat McAfee just stoked the flames on College GameDay.

Gordon is the FBS’ current leader in rushing with 1,225 yards through nine games. And the comparison with the last RB to win the Heisman is eye-opening.

McAfee broke down Gordon’s numbers through nine games compared them to Alabama’s Derrick Henry, the last running back to win the Heisman, back in 2015. McAfee did take time to point out that Gordon was barely getting the ball the first three games. In what may be viewed as a historic gaff, No. 0 took only 19 handoffs in the Cowboys’ first three games.

“Basically, this is a six-game run that Ollie Gordon is on right now through a tough Big 12 run defense,” McAfee said.

McAfee did point out that the rest of the way, OSU faces three of the Big 12’s worst rushing defenses in UCF, Houston and BYU.

“Ollie Gordon might go for 250 in every one of these games and the conversation’s going to have to be had, ‘Is Ollie Gordon of Oklahoma State going to New York to try to win a piece of hardware,” McAfee said.

According to BetMGM, Gordon is now tied for sixth in Heisman Odds at +4,000.


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