Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, a record-setting redshirt freshman, is an overwhelming favorite to become the first freshman winner of the Heisman Trophy, based on odds released today by Bovada Sport Book (www.Bovada.lv).
The site has established Manziel as a 1/6 favorite to hoist the hardware in New York on Dec. 8. Manziel, who set an SEC record for total offense (4,600 yards) while accounting for 43 touchdowns (24 pass, 19 rush) during the Aggies’ 10-2 regular season, has far more favorable odds than Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o (7/2), who ranks as the second favorite. Other candidates receiving Heisman Trophy odds today include Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein (15/2) and Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (40/1).
Manziel, Klein and Miller are the three finalists for the 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.
Below is a look at today’s odds on other college football issues, including the BCS championship race:
Odds to win the 2012-2013 BCS National Championship
Notre Dame 9/4
Odds to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy
Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M) 1/6
Manti Te'o (LB Notre Dame) 7/2
Collin Klein (QB Kansas State) 15/2
Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State) 40/1
SPECIALS - Who will be the Head Coach of the Auburn Tigers for the 2013-2014 season?
Bobby Petrino 7/4
Guz Malzahn 13/4
Chad Morris 15/4
Sonny Dykes 5/1
Gary Patterson 21/4
Kirby Smart 11/2
SPECIALS - Who will be the Head Coach of the Tennessee Volunteers for the 2013-2014 season?
Butch Davis 3/1
Larry Fedora 15/4
Jim Tressel 9/2
Dan Mullen 5/1
Al Golden 21/4
Jimbo Fisher 7/1
SPECIALS - Will Chip Kelly be a Head Coach for a NFL Team for the 2013-2014 season?
Yes +125 (5/4)
No -160 (5/8)
SPECIALS - Will David Shaw be a Head Coach for a NFL Team for the 2013-2014 season?
Yes +175 (7/4)
No -260 (5/13)
_ Jimmy Burch