The Heisman race is officially underway after Johnny Manziel’s performance against Alabama on Saturday. CBSsportsline.com released their Heisman odds on Wednesday September 18. In case you didn’t know, trying to win the Heisman can be tricky business. Not one voter was thinking of voting for Johnny Manziel, and 60 minutes later, he’s one of the favorites to win the trophy again. The same can be said for not playing. It’s almost as if Tajh Boyd didn’t beat Georgia this season. After a bye week, Boyd isn’t even in the top five. He’ll get another chance to impress voters on Thursday night. Here is the Top 10+1 Heisman contenders from last week. Now take a look at this week's Heisman list.
1. Tajh Boyd- He was number one last week. Boyd gets the chance to show his talent on national television once again. It’s always out of sight out of mind. It’s advisable not to forget about of Tajh Boyd, but he must put up huge numbers in a victory.
2. Johnny Manziel- Johnny Manziel put up 562 yards of total offense against number one Alabama. It’s too bad the defense might cripple Manziel’s chances of repeating.
3. Marcus Mariota- The Oregon Ducks are running on high right now, and no one is better that Mariota. In three games he has seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mariota also has four rushing touchdowns. He’s only averaging 17.5 yards per carry.
4. Jameis Winston- Jameis Winston has six touchdown passes and five incomplete passes in two games. He’s also rushed for two touchdowns. So far it’s been easy for Winston.
5. Teddy Bridgewater- The Louisville quarterback is completing 70 percent of his passes. He has 10 touchdowns and one interception. Unfortunately, Bridgewater didn’t have his best game against Kentucky.
6. Todd Gurley- Todd Gurley just looks like the best running back in the country. He’s averaging 143 yards per game. In two games he has four total touchdowns.
7. De’Anthony Thomas- DAT is averaging 112 rushing yards per game. He has six touchdowns in three games. Still one the most electrifying players in college.
8. Lache Seastrunk- The Baylor running back is averaging 9.3 yards per carry. That’s at 130 yards per game and five touchdowns.
9. A.J McCarron- He made all the correct plays against Texas A&M. That included four touchdown passes and no interceptions.
10. Derek Carr- Derek Carr has a big game on Friday night against Boise State. Fresno State has put up 52 and 41 points in two games. Carr will continue to fire the ball to his receivers. He’s thrown 8 touchdowns and one interception.
11. Blake Bell- In his first ever start, Blake Bell threw four touchdown passes and had 413 yards. If this is any indication, he may be a legitimate threat to make a trip to New York.