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2015 College Football Betting – 3 Good Bets To Win The Heisman

Posted by Blake Frazier on 7/15/2015 10:06:26 PM

The Heisman Trophy race this season has a few names that stand out from the crowd, but this race is likely to be less clear than last season, because a number of big names will no longer be on the scene. Here are the best bets to win the Heisman in 2015:

1 – Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

This is the running back who ran roughshod over Oregon in the first College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Sure, Elliott benefited from a great offensive line, terrific coaching, and the quarterback play of Cardale Jones, who quickly responded to the injury of the previous starter, J.T. Barrett, to play really well under pressure. Nevertheless, isn’t that the case for any Heisman contender? He plays well because his teammates put him in position to play well. He is able to do what he needs to do in the open field and when he has to use his athleticism to make the most of a given play, but he also is surrounded by talented people who give him opportunities to thrive. Elliott is probably the best choice for the Heisman because he’s a running back on an Ohio State team with multiple great quarterbacks. If the Buckeyes get into a situation where two quarterbacks both help the team a lot, but Elliott is the one running back who makes the offense hum, Elliott will be the best Heisman contender on the Buckeye roster, and he’ll get most of the publicity in an Ohio State push for the College Football Playoff.

2 – Trevone Boykin, TCU

The returning quarterback on a team that finished third in the nation after the bowls last season is in a very good position to make a run at the Heisman. Boykin led TCU to one of the best seasons in school history last year, and since TCU played in the competitive Big 12, as opposed to the weaker Mountain West Conference (which is where TCU played when it went unbeaten in the 2010 season), it would be very reasonable to say that TCU had its best season of the past 70 years in 2014. Boykin made a lot of it happen. Boykin makes plays as a runner and as a passer. He was extremely productive last year, and the scary part is that he made a lot of questionable decisions. If he can play with even more smarts and wisdom this season, he’s going to be spectacular, and he’s going to be at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York in the middle of December.

3 – Cody Kessler, USC

The reality of the Heisman is that it has different voting blocs all over the country. Voters from certain regions often support the leading candidate in their region. Kessler, as the returning quarterback on a loaded USC team expected to contend for the Pac-12 title and a spot in the playoff, is situated in such a way that he could get a vast majority of Western votes in the Heisman race if he’s good enough to be in the hunt.


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