The Heisman Trophy is the most iconic symbol of excellence in college football. It’s no secret that people are betting on who will win the 2015 Heisman trophy already. There are numerous candidates worth checking out so far this year.
RB Leonard Fournette – LSU
Leonard Fournette is a 5/1 favorite to win the Heisman this year. His recent performance against Auburn that gave him three touchdowns and more than 200 rushing yards will certainly add some credibility to his already strong campaign.
QB Trevone Boykin – TCU Heisman
The Horned Frogs’ defense has struggled in recent times with injury and inefficiency, thus making it to where Trevone Boykin will be an even more important player for the team. Boykin has a 6/1 line to win the 2015 Heisman. He had 454 passing yards and five passing touchdowns plus 50 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground in his recent game against SMU.
RB Ezekiel Elliott – Ohio State
Concerns over just who should be the ideal quarterback for the Buckeyes this year could make it to where Ezekiel Elliott will be more proficient this season. Elliott, who has 7/1 odds to win, is averaging more than a hundred rushing yards this season.
RB Nick Chubb – Georgia Heisman
Nick Chubb has close to 500 rushing yards in his first three games of the season for the Bulldogs. This has helped him get to a 7/1 line to win the Heisman. The only way how Georgia could face off LSU is if they met in the SEC title game, which could therefore create a possible matchup between him and Fournette that could create a real shift in terms of who could possibly win the Heisman.
QB Baker Mayfield – Oklahoma
Baker Mayfield had 12/1 betting odds to win but his stock is expected to grow as he continues to deliver some strong performances for the Sooners. Mayfield has more than a thousand passing yards plus ten passing touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns. He even had 572 overall yards of offense in the Sooners’ recent game with Tulsa. This is the highest single-game total that any Sooner has ever gotten in the program.
All Heisman odds are clearly subject to change. The possibility of new players being thrown into the mix like Alabama’s Derrick Henry or California’s Jared Goff is always around. A player who isn’t a quarterback or running back could still crash the party; Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is the favorite to pull this off although the Heisman voters haven’t really taken defensive players far too seriously over the years.