NCAA Football Picks: 2010 Heisman Trophy Odds (as of 9/16/10)

Heisman Trophy Update (as of 9/16/10)

Here at Bang the Book, we are beginning our update for the Heisman Trophy odds on a weekly basis. Here is our first look through two weeks of play at some of the favorites as well as the odds to win the 2010 Heisman Trophy that can be found below…

Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State Buckeyes: The Buckeyes have a real man amongst boys here with Pryor, as no one has been able to stop him yet. The OSU QB has one thing really going for him. He is the best player on arguably the best team in the country. The bad news facing him is that he has only completed 55.8 percent of his passes so far in two games, and his hometown crowd still has a tendency of sending the boo birds after him if something goes wrong and the team just isn’t scoring. Still, Pryor threw for 233 yards and rushed for 113 more, accounting for two TDs in a romp over the highly touted Miami Hurricanes last Saturday.

Denard Robinson, Michigan Wolverines: Say hello to your newest legitimate threat of a Heisman Trophy candidate! Robinson not only proved that he wasn’t a one hit wonder in the win over UConn, but he might have showed the world how good he really can be in the win in South Bend. There might not have been a better individual performance by any man in the country since the Rose Bowl when QB Vince Young dominated the USC Trojans. Robinson beat Notre Dame single handedly, throwing for 244 yards and a TD and rushing for 258 yards and two TDs. The 502 yards of offense accounted for all but 30 yards that Big Blue had as a team. Needless to say, there’s a reason that Robinson, who already almost has 1,000 yards of offense, is on the Heisman watch list again.

Kellen Moore, Boise State Broncos: It’s hard to believe that Moore’s Heisman stock really could’ve taken this big of a hit in a week where the Broncos didn’t play. Still, Virginia Tech’s disgraceful loss to the James Madison Dukes really takes all sorts of credibility away from the victory for Boise State over the Hokies on Labor Day night. Moore will fall out of this race entirely if he doesn’t ultimately end up leading the blue and orange to a perfect regular season, but for now, you have to keep him on the short list.

Ryan Mallett, Arkansas Razorbacks: Mallett played well last week in a 31-7 win over the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. The former Michigan Wolverine threw for 400 yards and three scores and rushed for one more. So far this year, Mallett is doing a great job padding his stats early against the easier teams, which is good news considering the fact that the harder games, like this week’s duel Between the Hedges against the Georgia Bulldogs, are on the horizon.

Cam Newton, Auburn Tigers: No one was really paying much attention to Newton at the start of the season, but HC Gene Chizik really has utilized his new quarterback to the fullest. Odds have it, Newton isn’t going to stay in this race, but it’s hard to argue with a man that is putting up numbers like this on a regular basis. He threw for 136 yards and rushed for 70 more, accounting for both offensive TDs in a 17-14 escape from Starkville in primetime last week. The SEC schedule could ultimately still be a killer for Newton, though he is clearly the best player on a very, very sneaky team in the SEC West.

Landry Jones, Oklahoma Sooners: Anyone who thought that Jones was done after the Sooners narrowly beat the Utah State Aggies two weeks ago was sorely mistaken. Not only did Jones come out and lead OU to a dominating 47-17 win over the Florida State Seminoles, but he did so in fine fashion. One of the best, young QBs in the country ended up throwing for 380 yards on 30-of-40 completions with four TDs on the day. Numbers like that and victories like that will keep the Boomer Sooner chants going in Norman all season long and keep Jones at the forefront of the Heisman Trophy race.

Odds to Win 2010 Heisman Trophy at BetMania (as of 9/16/10)

Terrelle Pryor +500
Denard Robinson +550
Kellen Moore +750
Ryan Mallett +1200
Cam Newton +1200
Landry Jones +1400
Noel Devine +1400
Trent Richardson +1800
Case Keenum +2200
Andrew Luck +2500
LaMichael James +2500
Jake Locker +2500
DeMarco Murray +3300
Jacquizz Rodgers +3300
John Clay +3300
Jacory Harris +5000
Dion Lewis +6000
Jerrod Johnson +6000
Christian Ponder +6000
Garrett Gilbert +6000
Shane Vereen +6000
Jordan Todman +7500
Matt Barkley +10000
Blaine Gabbert +12500
Damon Berry +12500
Josh Nesbitt +12500
Robert Griffin +12500

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