After leading the Oregon Ducks to a 42-14 victory over the then 12th-ranked UCLA Bruins, quarterback Marcus Mariota remained the favorite to win the Heisman trophy with even 1/1 odds. However, that is lower than his week nine odds, which were 10/11.
The reason? Florida State Seminoles redshirt freshman Jameis Winston continues to gain on Oregon’s redshirt sophomore signal-caller. Winston helped the Seminoles build a 35-0 lead in the first quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack Saturday, earning the Seminoles revenge in a 49-17 victory. Winston’s odds remain 11/10.
On the season, Mariota is 144-of-225 for 2,281 yards with 20 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He’s also rushed for 511 yards and nine touchdowns on 56 carries.
Winston has completed 128 of 183 passes for 2,177 yards with 23 touchdowns and four interceptions. He’s rushed for 126 yards and three touchdowns.
Winston has played one less game.
Although it seems like a two man race, here is the rest of Bovada’s top five:
Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M) 12/1 9/1
A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama) 10/1 12/1
Bryce Petty (QB Baylor)