Penn State Listed with 5th-Best National Championship Odds, Sean Clifford with 10th-Best Heisman Odds

By Nick Polak on September 20, 2021 at 2:53 pm
Penn State's Sean Clifford takes off with the ball in the second quarter against Auburn at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in State College.
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After a thrilling win over No. 22 Auburn in Happy Valley, Penn State has continued its rise up the polls. However, the Nittany Lions have also continued to raise their profile in the eyes of Vegas as the program's National Title odds saw another bump this week to the 5th-best odds of any team in the country, according to BetOnline.

After starting the regular season as an 80/1 favorite, the Lions have seen their odds steadily jump week after week, and now sit with 22/1 odds to win the title. The only Big Ten team ahead of them in the eyes of the bettors is Ohio State at 10/1.

Michigan and Iowa appear just behind the Lions with 40/1 and 50/1 odds, respectively. Wisconsin stays as a 125/1 favorite, as do Maryland and Minnesota with 300/1 odds. The recently dispatched Auburn Tigers dropped from 66/1 to 150/1 after the loss.

But the fun doesn't stop there! After the best performance of his career, Sean Clifford debuts on the Heisman list for the first time (also according to BetOnline).

At 50/1, the quarterback has the 10th-best odds in the country and 4th-best of any Big Ten player. Ohio State's CJ Stroud (16/1), TreVeyon Henderson (33/1), and Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III (40/1) remain ahead of the Penn State quarterback.

What do you think? Would you take those odds on a Penn State title or Clifford Heisman right now? Let us know in the comments.

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