After a wild college football rivalry week, the race for the 2013
Award Given To The Quarterback On An Undefeated Team Heisman Trophy is down to three players this week. Florida State QB Jameis Winston is the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman (-2000), followed by Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch (+400) and Ohio State QB Braxton Miller (+1000). All three QBs have led their teams to an undefeated regular season. All three will be in action this weekend in the ACC, MAC and Big Ten Conference Championship Games, respectively.
Despite rushing for just 29 yards on 9 carries before leaving yesterday's game with a shoulder injury, Boston College senior running back Andre Williams is still +2500 to win the Heisman Trophy. The Eagles senior running back is in a four-way tie for fourth place with Baylor QB Bryce Petty, Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel.
Barring an unbelievable rushing performance from Lynch in the MAC Championship, Williams will finish the regular season as the nation's leading rusher with 2,102 yards, or 175.17 yards a game. That total is 327 yards clear of Washington RB Bishop Sankey and 19.17 yards a game better than Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey, the other two finalists for the Doak Walker. That bodes well for Williams' chances of bringing some individual hardware back to the Heights.
Here are the latest odds via Sportsbook.com:
|Jameis Winston||QB||Florida State||-2000|
|Jordan Lynch||QB||Northern Illinois||+400|
|Braxton Miller||QB||Ohio State||+1000|
|Andre Williams||RB||Boston College||+2500|
|Johnny Manziel||QB||Texas A&M||+2500|
With Winston, Lynch, Miller and Bridgewater all in action this weekend, I suppose Williams still has a shot of getting to New York based on other candidates stumbling. Rooting interests: Duke over Florida State (ACC Championship Game), Bowling Green over Northern Illinois (MAC Championship), Michigan State over Ohio State (Big Ten Championship) and Cincinnati over Louisville.