For the first time in nearly a year, a player who doesn’t answer to either “Jameis Winston” or “Marcus Mariota” sits atop Bovada.lv‘s Heisman odds.
In addition to the College Football Playoff odds, the online wagering website released its latest set of odds for the 2014 version of the famed stiff-armed trophy. Not surprisingly, the best football player in the country is the favorite, with Georgia’s Todd Gurley coming in at 8/5. The talented running back was at 7/2 two weeks ago.
Dak Prescott, who didn’t even warrant odds in the preseason, is right behind Gurley at 5/2. The Mississippi State quarterback was 20/2 a week ago, prior to his stellar effort in MSU’s upset of favored Texas A&M. As recently as mid-September, Prescott hadn’t been recognized by Bovada as a viable Heisman candidate.
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is a bit behind both Prescott at 11/2, up from Sept. 23’s 14/1 but behind his 12/1 preseason odds. Reigning Heisman winner Winston went from 22/1 two weeks ago to 20/1.
Mariota, the overwhelming wagering favorite for nearly a month, took a significant hit with the loss to Arizona last Thursday night as the Oregon quarterback’s odds tumbled from 7/4 pre-loss to the current 8/1.
Below are the complete set of Heisman odds, again courtesy of Bovada.lv.