Favorite Leonard Fournette leads group of SEC stars among Heisman contenders
LSU running back Leonard Fournette is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy award heading into October. The sophomore running back’s odds are now 3/2 to win the award, according to gambling website Bovada.
Fournette’s 631 rushing yards are the most in FBS through the first three games of a season in 15 years, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Fournette already has eight touchdowns after rushing for 10 during his freshman season. He is on pace for 2,313 yards, which would be the fifth-best rushing season in NCAA history.
Georgia running back Nick Chubb is second on the Heisman front-runners list. He is tied with TCU’s Trevone Boykin at 7/1 odds to take home the hardware. Chubb has racked up 599 yards and six touchdowns for the Bulldogs. He’s rushed for at least 120 yards in each of Georgia’s first four games of the 2015 season.
Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen is soaring up the list. Allen’s odds have moved from 33/1 on Sept. 15 to 20/1 on Monday. The sophomore quarterback has completed 65.3 percent of his passes for 952 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions for the 4-0 Aggies. Allen is emerging as one of the top collegiate passers and is a big reason the Aggies are still undefeated.
The final SEC player to round out the top-10 in Heisman favorites is Alabama halfback Derrick Henry. The junior tailback actually fell down the list and is now listed at 20/1 odds to win the award. Henry has 422 yards and eight touchdowns on the year, but ran for only 52 yards on 13 carries in Bama’s 34-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe.
Click here to see Bovada’s entire list of Heisman candidates.
Leonard Fournette's 631 rush yards through three games is the most by an FBS rusher in the first 3 games in the last 15 years
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 27, 2015