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June 28th, 2011
By Richard Gardner, Bodog Sportsbook Manager
It’s July, which can only mean one thing â we’re getting that much closer to college football season. Bettors are quietly rejoicing at the news as the NCAA football landscape looks to be as competitive and entertaining as ever. With that said, let’s take a look at Bodog’s online sportsbook odds for the 2011 Heisman Trophy.
Andrew Luck, Stanford
Last year’s Heisman runner-up, Luck was projected to go first overall in the 2011 NFL Draft â if he declared for it, of course. In a move that stunned many collegiate and professional football people, Luck decided to return to Stanford after a scintillating 2010 campaign for. He was named the 2011 Orange Bowl MVP, a second-team All America, the Pac 10 Offensive Player of the Year and was a finalists for the Maxwell, Walter Camp, Davey O’Brien and Manning Awards. Luck is college football’s premier player heading into the 2011 and barring injury should be a consensus top pick in the 2012 Draft. All that’s left to do at the collegiate level? Win the Heisman.
Landry Jones, Oklahoma
The defending Sammy Baugh Trophy winner (awarded annually to the nation’s top college passer), Jones comes by his football prowess honestly â his parents named his after legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry. This year, he’ll be looking to add a little more football history to his resume by winning the Heisman, a trophy that is definitely within his reach. If last year was any indication, Jones will be a statistical marvel in 2011 â he finished the year with 38 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions and threw for over 4,700 yards while posting a 146.3 passer rating. This included monster performances in “major spotlight” games against Oklahoma State (468 yards, four TDs) and Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl (429 yards, 3 TDs). If Luck falters for any reason this year, you can almost guarantee Jones will be nipping at his heels.
Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
The highest-rated running back in the Heisman hopeful category makes an appearance. Lattimore starred as a freshman for the Gamecocks last season, rushing for 1197 yards and 17 TDs. Much like Jones, Lattimore saved some of his best performances for the biggest stages â including a 37-carry, 182-yard, two-TD masterpiece against then No. 22- Georgia. But the game everybody remembers was “The Florida Game.” On November 6, Lattimore carried an eye-popping 40 times for 212 yards and three TDs. These are the kinds of performances that Heisman voters remember, and the kinds of performances that Lattimore seems capable of putting up on the regular. He’s definitely a viable Heisman candidate even with Luck and Jones ahead of him in the pecking order.
Michigan’s fleet-footed QB, Denard Robinson, comes in at 15/2â¦The highest-rated WR is Okie State’s Justin Blackmon, who is at 15/1â¦Boise State QB Kellen Moore comes in at 18/1 and could be a very sneaky pick given his experience at the collegiate levelâ¦If you’re wagering on experience, you might want to take a look at Oregon’s LaMichael James, the reigning NCAA rushing leader (1,731 yards last year)â¦
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