The popular gambling website, Bovada.lv, has updated their Heisman trophy odds.
After completing 23 of his 29 passes for 335 yards and throwing for five touchdowns and an interception in a 49-7 win over Ohio, Louisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the front runner (11/2 odds). Obviously, Ohio was an overmatched team, but if Bridgewater wants to win the award (and Louisville wants to have any shot at a national championship), Bridgewater is going to have to put up numbers like this every week.
Braxton Miller of Ohio State had a big day as well. The junior quarterback was 15-of-22 with 178 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and had 17 carries for 77 yards on the ground in a 40-20 win over Buffalo. Miller has 13/2 odds.
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, the reigning winner, threw only eight passes because he was serving a first half suspension, but still managed to throw three touchdowns. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was 12-of-21 for 234 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 113 yards and two more scores on just five carries. Both redshirt sophomore signal callers have 8/1 odds.
Clemson senior quarterback Tajh Boyd led the Tigers to a 38-35 victory over previously fifth ranked Georgia. In the game, Boyd was 18-of-30 for 270 yards with three touchdowns. He also rushed 13 times for 42 yards and two more touchdowns. Boyd surprisingly only has the fifth best odds at the moment (17/2).
The biggest move came from Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston. The much-hyped Winston had a better debut than anyone could have imagined. Winston was 25-of-27 for 356 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for a touchdown in the Seminoles’ 41-13 victory over Pittsburgh. Winston now has 10/1 odds to win the award.
Below, you can see the complete odds.
Teddy Bridgewater (QB Louisville)
Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State)
Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M)
Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon)
Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson)
Duke Johnson (RB Miami)
Jameis Winston (QB Florida State)
A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama)
De’Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon)
T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama)
Todd Gurley (RB Georgia)
Jadeveon Clowney (DE South Carolina)
Stephen Morris (QB Miami)