Leonard Fournette heavy favorite to win Heisman Trophy after Week 5
When it comes to the Heisman Trophy race, it’s LSU tailback Leonard Fournette and then everybody else.
Fournette is currently listed at 1:2 odds to win the award by Bovada. The next candidate is Baylor quarterback Seth Russell, who is listed as 8:1 to win the award. Fournette is the biggest Heisman favorite this early in the season in seven years, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
Fournette leads the nation in rushing with 864 yards and 11 touchdowns. The sophomore tailback is averaging 8.7 yards per carry through four games and has carried the No. 7 Tigers in every game.
UGA running back Nick Chubb is the next SEC player on the list. Chubb’s odds have worsened compared to last week. He comes in at No. 5 on the list with 15:1 odds. Chubb ran for at least 100 yards for the 13th-consecutive game on Saturday against Alabama. He is third in the nation with 745 rushing yards.
Alabama tailback Derrick Henry is a couple spots behind Chubb. Henry is seventh on the list with 22:1 odds to take home the award. He bulldozed over Georgia for 148 yards and one touchdown last weekend. Henry is 19th in the country with 570 rushing yards.
A couple of quarterbacks are next on the list. First is Texas A&M’s Kyle Allen, who is listed at 35:1 odds to win the award. Allen is 24th in the nation with 1,274 yards passing and tied for ninth with 13 touchdowns. Next is Mississippi’s Chad Kelly, who stumbled from 33:1 odds last week to 65:1 this week. Kelly is 11th in the nation with 1,478 yards. He also has 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.
A defensive player is the final SEC player listed by Bovada. Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett made an appearance at 75:1 to win the Heisman. Garrett is third in the nation with eight sacks. He had seven tackles and a sack against Mississippi State last weekend.
Check out all of Bovada’s Heisman odds below.