(The Spread) - With just a few weeks remaining in the 2013-14 college football regular season, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the current Heisman favorite.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Winston is a 4/11 favorite to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy award. Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M has the next best odds at 5/2, while A.J. McCarron of Alabama is 13/2 and Bryce Petty of Baylor has the longest odds at 10/1.
In the Seminoles' 59-3 win over Syracuse on Saturday, Winston completed 19-of-21 passes for 277 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed five times but including sack yards, was held to minus-12 yards. He also completed passes at a 90.5 clip and finished with a QB rating of 232.7, which was his second-highest rating since his Week 1 performance over Pittsburgh.
Manziel and A&M were off last week but he completed 30-of-39 passes for 446 yards and five touchdowns in the Aggies' 51-41 win over Mississippi State on November 9. He also threw three interceptions in the win, which give him 11 on the season. The turnovers and the fact that A&M has lost two games this season have given critics ammunition against Manziel winning the award for the second straight season.
After throwing three touchdowns in a win over LSU, McCarron wasn't as sharp last Saturday night in a 20-7 win over Mississippi State. He completed 18-of-32 passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, which were his first interceptions since a September 28 game versus Ole Miss.
Petty, meanwhile, has put up eye-popping numbers all season and continued his assault on Big 12 defenses by throwing for 335 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions on Saturday versus Texas Tech. He has 2,992 passing yards with 24 touchdowns and just one interception this season for Baylor, which remains undefeated on the season.