SEC East Race Tightens, Hesiman Watch Continues

The SEC East remains a wide-open race thanks to the amazing comeback last weekend by South Carolina over Missouri.

Early in the game’s fourth quarter, the Tigers led the Gamecocks 17-0 and appeared ready to all but clinch the East title in October. However, Connor Shaw the senior quarterback for South Carolina had other thoughts on his mind.

Shaw, who was expected to be sidelined for the game due to an injured knee, suffered all of weekend with the flu and could not even make the teams walk through prior to the game.

However, on just one leg, Shaw was able to orchestrate what could be defined as one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the football program at South Carolina.

Shaw ended up completing 20 of his 29 passes for 201 yards He threw three for touchdowns with no interceptions leading his team to a double overtime 27-24 win.

Missouri still is in control of its own destiny for the SEC East title, but has difficult games ahead. The Tigers take on Ole Miss on the road November 23 and host Texas A&M at home to end the regular season.

South Carolina only has two SEC games to play, facing Mississippi State and Florida both at home.

Currently for future games, sports books such as Bovada, betonline and topbet have South Carolina favored by 7.5 points over Florida and Missouri as a 3-point underdog against Texas A&M.

Heisman Watch

Marcus Mariota moved back up to first place in the Heisman watch at +150, with his 20 touchdowns passes with no interceptions and nine rushing touchdowns. He has also rushed for 511 yards on the season.

Jameis Winston moves down one spot to second at 2 to 1 odds. He had three touchdown passes last week and has 23 for the season with just 4 interceptions.

In third, this week is Bryce Petty the quarterback for Baylor, who on Bovada is 8 to 1 to win the Heisman. With a strong game against Oklahoma next Thursday, Petty will be in the race. Petty has thrown 18 touchdowns and just 1 interception while rushing for six touchdowns as well.

Slipping to fourth at 10 to 1 is A.J. McCarron the quarterback for Alabama. McCarron is 33-2 at Alabama and has 16 touchdown passes and 3 interceptions this season.

Fifth place is held by the defending Heisman trophy holder Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback. He has incredible numbers but his team has lost twice and that lowers his hopes of winning the title for a second straight season.