Zeke climbs in Heisman odds
Ezekiel Elliott reminded the world why he’s a Heisman Trophy candidate with his career performance on Saturday.
The Buckeye tailback broke off touchdown runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards to lift No. 1 Ohio State to a 34-27 victory in Bloomington to kick off B1G play.
As a result, the oddsmakers gave him a boost. Elliott climbed to third in the Heisman Trophy odds, according to Bovada. Elliott’s odds to win the Heisman are 9-to-1. The Buckeye back was behind only LSU running back Leonard Fournette (-200) and Baylor quarterback Seth Russell (+800).
Elliott, who is currently fifth in the country in rushing, wasn’t the only B1G player with Heisman odds. Despite his rough start, Cardale Jones is still 12th in the voting with 40-to-1 odds. After the season opener, Jones was the favorite but his odds have dropped significantly.
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook came in right behind Jones with 60-to-1 odds.
Here’s how the top 15 in Bovada’s odds look after five weeks:
Leonard Fournette, LSU RB: -200
Seth Russell, Baylor QB: +800
Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State RB: +900
Trevone Boykin, TCU QB: +950
Nick Chubb, Georgia RB: +1500
Jared Goff, Cal QB: +2000
Derrick Henry, Alabama RB: +2500
Deshaun Watson, Clemson QB: +2500
Cody Kessler, USC QB: +2500
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB: +2500
Kyle Allen, Texas A&M QB: +3500
Cardale Jones, Ohio State QB: +4000
Connor Cook, Michigan State QB: +6000
Dalvin Cook, Florida State RB: +6500
Chad Kelly, Ole Miss QB: +6500