TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin had an excellent junior season in 2014, scoring 42 total touchdowns and leading his team this close to a berth in the College Football Playoffs with a 12-1 record. He finished fourth in voting for the Heisman trophy last year, and with all three athletes who finished above him moving onto the pros, Boykin is the favorite for the 2015 Heisman, according to sports betting website Bovada, going off at 6/1 odds.
Behind Boykin are two players from defending national champion Ohio State — running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Braxton Miller, at 7/1 and 10/1 respectively. That two other OSU QBs — J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones — are both within the top 16 of betting odds speaks to the crazy depth on the Buckeyes roster and the difficult decision Urban Meyer faces as the season approaches.
Even so, the depth of OSU’s roster means that Boykin’s responsibility (and TCU’s run to actually break into college football’s top four) will give him the inside track to the Heisman, so long as he can sustain his form from last year.