The Heisman Trophy race is starting to heat up and in just a few weeks, it has drastically changed. For most of the season, it looked like LSU running back Leonard Fournette could write his name in pen into the history books at the school, but the things change very quickly in college football.
The last two weeks, Fournette has only rushed for a total of 122 yards and two touchdowns against Alabama and Arkansas after going eight straight games with at least 100 yards or more. That has pushed him back into a tie for second place in the Heisman odds with Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott.
As for the leader, that is now Alabama running back Derrick Henry. He has been showing his skills all year long and the last two weeks he has grabbed the proverbial Heisman bull by the horns, rushing for more than 200 yards against LSU and Mississippi State.
And as for TCU quarterback Trevon Boykin, his four interception performance against Oklahoma State coupled with him going down with an injury against Kansas on Saturday has knocked him completely off the board after he had been right behind Fournette for most of the year.
Bovada Heisman odds: D. Henry 2/3; E. Elliott 9/2; L. Fournette 9/2; D. Watson 7/1; C. Coleman 25/1; C. McCaffrey 50/1; T. Boykin OTB
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It is still pretty early right now and there’s nothing saying that Fournette won’t reclaim the lead or one of the two farther down the list won’t shoot up and shock everyone.
However, Henry seems in pretty good control of his own destiny to bring the Heisman Trophy back to Tuscaloosa.
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