The season is just about two weeks away so the clock is ticking. College football betting online odds at SBG Global list Mark Ingram as the 3-1 favorite but those odds are really low considering back-to-back winners of the Heisman are like finding a needle in a haystack.
NCAA online betting numbers may list Ingram as the favorite but there are a lot better choices for this year’s Heisman. Only once in history has a player won back-to-back Heisman’s and that was Archie Griffin back in 1974 and 1975. Technically Ingram has a chance but realistically his chances are poor.
Heisman Favorite: People will have Ingram on the list of Heisman contenders but unless his running mate Trent Richardson gets hurt, Ingram has virtually no chance to repeat. Richardson had 144 carries last season for 749 yards and many NFL scouts believe he is a better player than Ingram. So throw out Ingram and for now you have to throw out Richardson because he isn’t even on the oddsmakers list. Let’s look at some other players who should get some money.
Main Contenders: Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor probably should be the favorite. The Buckeyes have a chance to go unbeaten this season and Heisman voters love to take the best player on the best team. Pryor is 4.5 to 1 to win the Heisman but he has a lot better chance to win the award than Ingram does. Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is the third choice in Heisman odds at 8-1. If the Razorbacks can upset Alabama and Mallett is the star he could get some serious Heisman attention. NFL scouts love Washington’s Jake Locker. The problem for Locker is that his team isn’t good enough to win a national championship and he doesn’t throw the ball enough. Locker is 10-1 to win the Heisman.
Darkhorses: A few other players might be worth considering but they are notch below the main contenders. Boise’s Kellen Moore will put up big numbers but he plays in the WAC. Landry Jones could have a shot if Oklahoma goes unbeaten. Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Oregon’s LaMichael James might get into contention if their teams make a BCS game.