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Penn State Football Rated No. 10 In National Championship Odds, Allar Ranked No. 17 In Heisman Odds By FanDuel

Penn State football has the 10th-best odds to win next year’s national championship game, per FanDuel Sportsbook. Additionally, quarterback Drew Allar was given the 17th-best odds to win the program’s second-ever Heisman trophy.

The Nittany Lions were given +2500 odds to win the national championship, 10th out of all NCAA teams. Notre Dame has the same odds as the blue and white to win the title.

The Nittany Lions are one of four Big Ten teams in the top 10. Ohio State is second with +500 odds, Oregon is fifth with +1200 odds, and reigning national champion Michigan is seventh with +1400 odds. Penn State is ranked ahead of USC at +4000, Washington at +7000, and Nebraska at +20000.

Penn State is coming off a 10-3 season that ended in a Peach Bowl loss to Ole Miss and finished No. 13 in the final AP Poll. Despite that, it began the season ranked No. 7 and peaked at No. 6 in week five.

Additionally, in the site’s Heisman futures bet, Drew Allar came in at 17th with +4000 odds. Those odds are shared with Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels, Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders, and fellow Big Ten signal-caller Jayden Maiava of USC. He sits behind the likes of Jaxson Dart, who beat Allar in the Peach Bowl, Alabama’s Jalen Milroe, and Texas’ Quinn Ewers. The only player from the conference ranked ahead of Allar is Ohio State quarterback Will Howard, a transfer from Kansas State.

Allar’s placement comes after his first season as the starting quarterback, in which he threw for 2,361 yards, 25 touchdowns, and only two interceptions. The junior quarterback’s expectations dropped after his first year as a starter — he entered the 2023 season with the 10th-best odds in the country to win the Heisman.

This offseason, the Nittany Lions have added extra weapons for Allar to look for through the air in Ohio State transfer wide receiver Julian Fleming and freshman tight end Luke Reynolds. The Nittany Lions will also see the return of wide receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith and tight end Tyler Warren.

Aside from Allar, running back Nick Singleton was given +20000 odds to be awarded the Heisman. Singleton was expected to have a breakout year this past season but rushed for just 752 yards and found the end zone eight times.

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