For almost any other running back, rushing for 150 yards and a touchdown would be considered a great day. But after putting up those numbers against Western Kentucky, Leonard Fournette’s Heisman odds took a hit, albeit a slight one, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
The sophomore has been so stellar this season, when he does post numbers like he did Saturday, they almost seem pedestrian. That’s how good Fournette has been. But his Heisman odds fell from 1-to-2 to 2-to-5 this week, per Bovada sportsbook.
The 6-foot-1, 230-pound RB is still considered the favorite ahead of TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (15/2), Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott (9/1), Alabama RB Derrick Henry (11/1) and Clemson QB Deshaun Watson (11/1).
Fournette has 1,352 rushing yards and 15 TDs on the year and is on pace to match Ricky Williams’ season rushing total the year he won the Heisman in 1998.
When your season-low is 150 yards rushing on soggy grass, you’re having a special season and anything but pedestrian. Fournette’s “odds” may have fallen this week bu the New Orleans native is every bit of the Heisman favorite he was a week ago.