Odds to Win 2017 Heisman Trophy: Mayfield a lock?

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Like most college football futures supplied by Vegas and Offshore Sportsbooks the list of teams “most likely” to win the College Football Championship dwindle as does the names on the Heisman Trophy hopeful chart as the season progresses. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s Odds to Win 2017 Heisman has been gaining market share since the week following a Sooners loss in Norman to the Iowa State Cyclones. OU has rattled off five straight wins since that October 7th defeat and Mayfield is coming off a stellar performance against one of the nation’s best defenses, the TCU Horned Frogs.

The No #5 ranked Sooners put up 38 points in a convincing win over No #6 TCU on Saturday. And in the victory Mayfield was dominant. The senior quarterback threw for 299 yards and three touchdown passes before the first half ended. The performance came against a Big 12 defense that had allowed just 14 points per game on average. The aforementioned ppg average (14 points) might not at first glance appear to be impressive but containing up-tempo Big 12 offenses to two touchdowns per game is ridiculously good.

 

Entering Week #10 of the 2017 college campaign WestGate‘s Heisman chart had the following five players and their odds at the top of their list:
1. Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB: 2/3
2. Bryce Love, Stanford RB: 7/2
3. J.T. Barrett, Ohio State QB: 4/1
4. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB: 8/1
5. Josh Adams, Notre Dame RB: 10/1

This week’s WestGate Heisman chart now sports the following player personnel and odds:
1. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB 1/20
2. Bryce Love, Stanford RB: 7/2
3. Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB: 15/1
5. Khalil Tate, Arizona QB: 25/1
5. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin RB: 25/1

 

For the simple fact that the Heisman voters lean to quarterbacks over running backs makes Mayfield the clear cut frontrunner for the award. And WestGate speaks to this with this week’s updated odds.

Odds to Win 2017 Heisman Trophy: Mayfield a lock?

 

Tony Finn

Tony Finn

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