Trevone Boykin installed as 2015 Heisman favorite by sportsbook

Dr. Saturday

Your 2015 Bovada Heisman favorite is TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin.

The sportsbook released its preseason Heisman odds on Tuesday and the senior has the best odds of anyone at 6-1. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is second at 7-1.

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Boykin was 301-492 passing for 3,901 yards, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2014 as the Horned Frogs were Big 12 co-champions and won the Peach Bowl against Ole Miss.

Elliott helped carry Ohio State to the College Football Playoff title. He ran for 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns. He surpassed the 200-yard mark in Ohio State's final three games.

At 6-1, a $1 bet on Boykin would net you $6.

Elliott has a teammate at third, and it's a teammate who didn't play at all in 2014. Braxton Miller, who missed the season because of a shoulder injury, has odds of 10-1. All three Ohio State quarterbacks vying for the 2015 starting job are given odds by Bovada. Cardale Jones is at 20-1 and tied for 11th. J.T. Barrett, who spent most of the 2014 season as the starter before suffering an ankle injury against Michigan, has odds of 25-1.

Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson, who was Nick Marshall's backup last year, is tied with Miller at 10-1. Georgia running back Nick Chubb is also listed at 10-1.

Here are the players with odds of 40-1 or better. Elliott was the favorite when the previous set of odds was released in January.

Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU 6-1
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State, 7-1
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State, 10-1
Jeremy Johnson, QB, Auburn, 10-1
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia, 10-1
Cody Kessler, QB, USC, 12-1
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State, 12-1
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU, 14-1
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama, 16-1
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson, 16-1
Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State, 20-1
Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA, 20-1
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma, 20-1
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State, 25-1
Everett Golson, QB, Florida State, 25-1
J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State, 25-1
Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon, 33-1
Seth Russell, QB, Baylor, 33-1
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami, 40-1
Corey Clement, QB, Wisconsin, 40-1
D.J. Foster, RB, Arizona State, 40-1
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State, 40-1
James Connor, RB, Pitt, 40-1
Justin Thomas, QB, Georgia Tech, 40-1

Who looks like a good bet to you? The SEC running back tandem of Fournette and Henry look like solid bets to us. We wouldn't bet on an Ohio State quarterback at all.

Last year's favorite in August was Florida State QB Jameis Winston, who won the trophy in 2013. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, the eventual 2014 Heisman winner, was the No. 2 favorite while Miller was No. 3 before he got hurt.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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