Dalvin Cook Heisman Odds
TALLAHASSEE, FL (TheSpread) – After rushing for over 1,000 yards in 2014, will Dalvin Cook explode in the 2015 season and give Florida State another Heisman Trophy contender.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Cook is listed with 40/1 odds to win the 2015 Heisman Trophy. Trevone Boykin of TCU is the current favorite with 6/1 odds while Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott has 7/1 odds. Braxton Miller, Jeremy Johnson and Nick Chubb each have 10/1 odds.
Cook rushed for 1,008 yards in the 2014 season. He did so on 170 carries and had eight touchdowns. Cook averaged 5.9 yards per carry in the season. The 6-foot, 203-pound freshman also caught 22 passes for 203 yards, averaging 9.2 yards per reception. Cook finished the season on a strong note, rushing for over 100 yards in his last three games, including the ACC Championship and College Football Playoff semifinal.
As a team, Florida State didn’t have much of a ground attack in 2014, averaging just 138.1 yards per game, which ranked 98th nationally. With Jameis Winston no longer the team’s quarterback, FSU may need to turn more to the run game this season, which opens the door for Cook. Karlos Williams is off in the NFL, leaving Cook as the only viable returning running back. Expect him to get plenty of carries and be the focal point of the offense.