When Bovada.lv released its odds in May on who will win the 2015 Heisman Trophy — and even the previous release in January — Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott was the favorite. In the most recent release, in early July, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin had surpassed the OSU running back as the wagering favorite.
A month later, the two players are intertwined.
In the latest set of odds released by the popular sportsbook, Boykin and Elliott ar e the co-favorites at 5/1 to claim the 2015 Heisman Trophy. Both of those odds are shorter, with the former having been at 6/1 and the latter 7/1.
Two of Elliott’s teammates, quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, are listed at 9/1 and 12/1, respectively, as they wage a battle for the starting job. Barrett and Jones had been expected to be involved in a three-man quarterback competition with Braxton Miller, who instead, because his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder is still not 100 percent, opted to move to wide receiver/H-back. Even with that move, the senior is part of the odds at 33/1.
Perhaps because of a miss-an-extended-period-of-time injury that turned into a season-ending one for Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams, teammate and fellow back Alex Collins has gone from off the board to 33/1, ahead of the likes of Pittsburgh running back James Connor (50/1), Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya (66/1) and Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright (100/1).
The only player taken off the board this time around? Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, whose future with the Seminoles remains uncertain.
Below are the complete set of odds, again provided by Bovada.lv.