Alabama star Derrick Henry maintains lead in Heisman Trophy race
Derrick Henry didn’t play very much during Alabama’s 56-6 thumping of Charleston Southern, but the bruising tailback maintained his lead in Bovada’s Heisman Trophy odds list.
Henry’s odds improved to 2:5 following his 68-yard, two-touchdown performance in limited action last weekend. He was listed at 2:3 odds a week ago. That boost doesn’t ensure the race is over, however.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is still challenging Henry for the Heisman. Watson’s odds increased to 3:2 after he threw for 343 yards and scored four total touchdowns during Clemson’s 33-13 victory over Wake Forest. Watson is leading the No. 1 team in the country and his Heisman stock might keep going up with every Tigers win.
LSU tailback Leonard Fournette’s Heisman chances continue to dwindle. His odds decreased for the third consecutive week all the way down to 14:1. Fournette ran for 108 yards in LSU’s 38-17 loss to Ole Miss. Fournette, who was once a heavy favorite to win the award, might not even receive an invitation to New York for the ceremony. He was tied with Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott on Bovada’s list.
A few players who were off the board last week are staging a late run. The biggest late-season threat could be Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who soared into a tie with Fournette and Elliott at 14:1. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds was the other biggest mover and was posted at 25:1 to win the Heisman.
Henry is still in the driver’s seat, but a couple of quarterbacks are breathing down his neck in the Heisman race. Check out Bovada’s entire Heisman odds list below: