All aboard the hype train, folks.
Most of the Heisman favorites had an excellent start to their season with the exclusion of the actual favorite in Bryce Love (+650). Love
Odds on 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner via FanDuel:— TheDuel (@TheDuelSports) August 31, 2018
Bryce Love +650
Jonathon Taylor +650
Tua Tagovailoa +1100
Cam Akers +1600
D'Andre Swift +1600
Dwayne Haskins +1800
Jake Fromm +1800
JK Dobbins +1800
Justin Herbert +1800
Kelly Bryant +1800
Khalil Tate +1800
Kyler Murray +1800
With a surprisingly-poor debut from Love, one would have to think Taylor has the slight edge over the Stanford halfback heading into Week 2.
Stanford Heisman hopeful Bryce Love had 7 rush yards in the first half against San Diego State.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 1, 2018
Last season, Love had 76 rushes of at least 7 yards.
However, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa (+1100) was the player that made the best case for the Heisman after a dominant performance over Louisville Saturday night. The now undisputed starter for the Crimson Tide bested the Cardinals' defense to the tune of 227 yards and two touchdowns through the air, and 26 yards with one touchdown on the ground.
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