(The Spread) – Will South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore challenge for the 2012 Heisman Trophy this season? Let’s take a look at the odds.
USC quarterback Matt Barkley is favored to win the Heisman at 11/4 odds, while Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has the next best odds at 6/1. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is 8/1 to win the Heisman Trophy, as is Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones, respectively. Geno Smith of West Virginia is 9/1, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is 15/1 and Lattimore is 18/1.
How many total rushing yards will Lattimore have in 2012? The over/under has been set at 1,400, with the over carrying money line odds of -105 and the under carrying money line odds of -135. The over/under for how many rushing touchdowns Lattimore will have is 15.5, with both the over and the under carrying odds of -120.
Who will have more rushing yards among these SEC running backs: Lattimore, Knile Davis of Arkasnas, Eddie Lacy of Alabama, Zac Stacy of Vanderbilt and Christine Michael of Texas A&M? Lattimore is favored at +135, while Davis is +180 and Lacy is +280. Stacy is +455 and Michael is the long shot among these backs at +475.
Out of those same SEC runners, who will have the most rushing touchdowns in 2012? Lattimore is once again the favorite at +185 while Davis is +190 and Lacy is +195. Stacy is +445 and Michael is once again the long shot at +455.