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Scarlet Sunrise: Heisman odds drop for Justin Fields during off date

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is no longer the Heisman Trophy favorite. (Courtesy/Ohio State Dept. of Athletics)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Heisman odds drop for Justin Fields during off date

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Heisman odds drop for Justin Fields during off date

Last week, Justin Fields officially became the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

And with a week off, Fields didn’t do anything to lose the most prestigious award in college athletics. But another top quarterback was impressive in another win, and now, Fields is no longer the favorite. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask is now the odds-on favorite to win the award. His odds currently sit at +175, according to Alabama quarterback Mac Jones has the second-best odds, and Fields odds currently sit at +275.

But if the Ohio State signal-caller continues his early-season pace, he should be right there at the end to be in contention with Trask for the award.

Reid Fragel breaks down Nicholas Petit-Frere

Nicholas Petit-Frere is finally at the right playing weight to be a superstar at tackle for the Buckeyes.

Petit-Frere and Thayer Munford have combined to allow just one quarterback pressure and no sacks through three games. And Petit-Frere is already living up to his five-star pedigree he boasted out of high school.

What is fueling the rise of Nicholas Petit-Frere for Ohio State? How impressive has the pass protection been for the Buckeyes as the aerial attack explodes? What can the former five-star recruit still improve as his junior season progresses? Former Ohio State right tackle Reid Fragel was back in the Lettermen Row film lab with senior writer Austin Ward to break down Petit-Frere and answer those questions in the latest episode of BuckIQ.

Roll the tape!

Urban Meyer joins The Tim May Podcast

Ohio State didn’t have an opportunity to prove its dominance over the rest of the Big Ten because of a canceled game, but the Buckeyes have a huge matchup this week. The Tim May Podcast is here to analyze every angle of the Buckeyes and Hoosiers.

Tim welcomes Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward on the show to talk about the top-10 matchup that will take place this week, along with what the Buckeyes need to do to beat Indiana.

Tim also welcomes on three-time national title-winning coach Urban Meyer to break down the national college football picture and the Big Ten race as it begins to heat up. Meyer and May also talk about what is going wrong at both Michigan and Penn State.

Former Ohio State standout Matt Finkes also joined the show to break down every angle of the Buckeyes through three games and talk about the upcoming game with Indiana.

Don’t miss the latest loaded edition.

Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems

Lettermen Row Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems: The Whatever It Takes Pregame Show will be back at Urban Meyer’s Pint House this Thursday to preview the weekend full of college football games, including the Buckeyes upcoming top-10 showdown against Indiana.

The next edition of the show will be Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., and there will be plenty of Ohio State guests on hand to break down the latest developments and preview the weekend of football ahead. Come out to see Bobby Carpenter, Zach Boren, Anthony Schlegel, Michael Bennett and other former Buckeyes greats give their insight about the upcoming games and how they think the Buckeyes will fare against the Hoosiers.

Get set with the panel of former Buckeyes with analysis, stories, delicious food from Urban Meyer’s Pint House in Dublin and some cold Coors Light. Don’t miss the next show this Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his second year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.