The current list of week 13 Heisman odds from Bet Online Sportsbook can be found at the bottom of this post.
There is one front runner for the Heisman Trophy. However, Florida State’s Jameis Winston at -365 (at BetOnline) really isn’t worth the risk. The guy has had an unbelievable season, but the whole sexual assault story isn’t going to win any voters. If character is called into question, one would have to ask themselves if the guy really deserves it. The Heisman trophy is awarded to whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. In Jameis Winston’s case, the stats are certainly there, the integrity might be in question.
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel at 3.25 to 1 odds at BetOnline) is attempting to be the first back-to back winner since Archie Griffin. Manziel has had another stellar season, and his stats are better than last year. He’s on track to pass for more yards, his completion percentage is up, and he already has more touchdowns than last year. His quarterback rating compared to last year is significantly higher. His off the field issues may cost him, however, as he is viewed by some as a spoiled rich kid from oil. Be that is it may, you can’t deny the kids talent.
What is there not to like about A.J. McCarron from Alabama at almost 5 to 1 odds (at BetOnline)? Take a look at his body of work, clean cut, good leader and teammate, first in the film room. Don’t forget, he’s got two national championships under his belt. Sure, the Heisman trophy shouldn’t be awarded on past accomplishments, but it should mean something. There is a lot to like about this guy, he doesn’t have the most eye popping stats, but he’s a winner.
Let’s take a look at a Bryce Petty from Baylor at +2000. If stats win the Heisman, this guy should be the definitely be one of the favorites. Petty leads the most potent offense in the country and his stats are staggering. He has completed 65% of his passes for 2992 yards and 28 touchdowns with only 1 interception. Petty has a passer efficiency rating of 206.2, tops in the country.
Finally we’ll take a look at Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch at +10000. Lynch is one of the most exciting players in the country and is a dual threat nightmare for opposing defenses. Lynch has rushed for 1273 yards and 14 touchdowns, and has passed for 2221 and 21 touchdowns for the undefeated Huskies. He may not be in the most competitive conference, but he wins ball games and comes up big in key situations. Without Lynch, Northern Illinois is just an average team.
2013 Heisman Trophy Odds @ 5Dimes Sportsbook (as of 10/5/13):
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Jameis Winston -365 ($365 to win $100)
Johnny Manziel 3.25 to 1
A.J. McCarron 4.55 to 1
Marcus Mariota 15 to 1
Bryce Petty 20 to 1
Braxton Miller 50 to 1
Teddy Bridgewater 77 to 1
Tajh Boyd 100 to 1
Derek Carr 100 to 1
Jordan Lynch 109 to 1
Jadaveon Clowney 200 to 1
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