Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, a redshirt freshman, has been given 3/1 odds to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy by officials at Bovada Sports Book. Manziel ranks as the No. 2 favorite in the race, behind Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, the frontrunner for the past month. Klein received updated odds of 2/5 today.
If successful in his Heisman quest, Manziel would become the first freshman to win college football’s top individual honor.
In addition, No. 2 Oregon (10-0) has been installed as a 1/1 favorite to win the BCS National Championship Game, with No. 1 Kansas State (10-0) at 17/10. No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0), the third undefeated team in the title mix, received 6/1 odds.
No. 4 Alabama (9-1), the defending national champ, received 17/2 odds and No. 5 Georgia (9-1), which already has clinched a berth in the SEC Championship Game, was installed as a 20/1 pick.
Below is a look at some of today’s updated odds on issues pertaining to college football:
Odds to win the 2012-2013 BCS National Championship
Kansas State 17/10
Notre Dame 6/1
Will Oregon and Kansas State meet in the BCA Championship game?
Yes +120 (6/5)
No -150 (2/3)
Odds to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy
Collin Klein (QB Kansas State) 2/5
Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M) 3/1
Marqise Lee (WR USC) 8/1
Manti Te'o (LB Notre Dame) 10/1
Kenjon Barner (RB Oregon) 10/1
Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State) 30/1
_ Jimmy Burch