Leonard Fournette had a field day against Ole Miss on Saturday, rushing for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 16 carries in his first game action in nearly a month.
As a result, the star LSU tailback revived his chances of capturing the Heisman Trophy, according to odds released after all the Week 8 action. Fournette is one of just two SEC players on the leaderboard, with Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts being the other. Hurts saw his odds dip slightly after Texas A&M picked him off twice and held him to 257 total yards this weekend.
Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is still the overwhelming favorite (2/7 odds), and he’s trailed by Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (8/1) and Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers (8/1).
SEC Heisman Trophy contenders (via sportsbook.ag)
|Alabama QB Jalen Hurts||25/1||18/1|
|LSU RB Leonard Fournette||125/1||Off|