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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) warms up before kickoff between the Tigers and the Commodores, Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

Advocate columnist Scott Rabalais rounds up the Heisman Trophy chatter on these standout college football players heading into Week 6 of the season.

TUA TAGOVAILOA

ALABAMA JUNIOR QB

HIS CASE: Tagovailoa remained the front-runner with a stunning aerial assault on Ole Miss, throwing for 418 yards and a school-record six touchdowns (five to Amite’s DeVonta Smith) in a 59-31 victory. Tua has 84 career TD passes, tops in Bama history.

ODDS: 7/4

NEXT GAME: Oct. 12 at Texas A&M (2:30 p.m., CBS)


JALEN HURTS

OKLAHOMA SENIOR QB

HIS CASE: Hurts has narrowed the odds on former teammate Tua and could reclaim the lead with a strong game against Les Miles’ Kansas Jayhawks. Does it worry the Sooners that Miles’ unranked Oklahoma State teams beat OU twice in four years?

ODDS: 9/5

THIS WEEK: Saturday at Kansas (11 a.m., ABC)


JOE BURROW

LSU SENIOR QB

HIS CASE: Nature abhors a vacuum. Heisman voters abhor an open date. Out of sight, out of mind doesn’t help a candidate’s Heisman cause, but Burrow returns against a Utah State pass defense allowing 264 ypg (103rd in the FBS).

ODDS: 4/1

THIS WEEK: Saturday vs. Utah State (11 a.m., SEC Network)

ON THE RADAR: Ohio State QB Justin Fields, Soph.; Georgia QB Jake Fromm, Jr.; Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, Soph.; Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor, Jr.

Odds: BetOnline.ag

Email Scott Rabalais at srabalais@theadvocate.com