They have been the fashionable pick to win the 2012 college football championship ever since the season ended and now the Oklahoma Sooners also have three players among the Top 12 Heisman Trophy hopefuls.
Online sportsbook Bodog opened their odds to win the Heisman Trophy wagering this week and QB Landry Jones, WR Ryan Broyles and RB Roy Finch are all near the top of the board. [ See full college football futures at . ]
Of course, luck seldom has anything to do with Heisman Trophy odds, but this year could be different as Stanford QB Andrew Luck is the early favorite at 9/2 odds.
Jones is the second betting choice at 13/2 while South Carolina's dynamic Marcus Lattimore is third at 7/1.
No other school has even two in the Top 12, although neighboring Oklahoma State has WR Justin Blackmon at 15/1 and QB Brandon Weeden at No. 13 at 32/1.
Oddsmakers are fairly confident there will not be any defensive players in the Heisman running, as they made 'will a defensive player win the award' at 10/1 longshot. That is tempting odds until you consider how seldom defensive players win the award (Charles Woodson won as a defensive back and return man in 1997).
There is recent history of a DL coming close, as Detroit Lion pick Ndamukong Suh finished fourth in Heisman ballots at 2009.
Odds to win the 2011 Heisman Trophy courtesy of :
Andrew Luck (QB Stanford) 9/2
Landry Jones (QB Oklahoma) 13/2
Marcus Lattimore (RB South Carolina) 7/1
Denard Robinson (QB Michigan) 15/2
LaMichael James (RB Oregon) 15/2
Trent Richardson (RB Alabama) 12/1
Justin Blackmon (WR Oklahoma State) 15/1
Kellen Moore (QB Boise State) 15/1
Knile Davis (RB Arkansas) 15/1
Ryan Broyles (WR Oklahoma) 15/1
Robert Griffin III (QB Baylor) 20/1
Chris Polk (RB Washington) 25/1
Roy Finch (RB Oklahoma) 30/1
Brandon Weeden (QB Oklahoma State) 32/1
Case Keenum (QB Houston) 35/1
Darron Thomas (QB Oregon) 35/1
Kirk Cousins (QB Michigan State) 35/1
Michael Floyd (WR Notre Dame) 40/1
Matt Barkley (QB USC) 45/1
Nick Foles (QB Arizona) 45/1
Russell Shepard (WR LSU) 50/1
Aaron Murray (QB Georgia) 55/1
E.J. Manuel (QB Florida State) 60/1
John Brantley (QB Florida) 60/1
Ryan Tannenhill (QB Texas A&M) 60/1
Tyler Wilson (QB Arkansas) 70/1
Danny O'Brien (QB Maryland) 75/1
Dayne Crist (QB Notre Dame) 75/1
Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska) 75/1
Alshon Jeffery (WR South Carolina) 80/1
James White (RB Wisconsin) 80/1
Montee Ball (RB Wisconsin) 80/1
Robert Woods (WR USC) 80/1
Michael Dyer (RB Auburn) 85/1
David Wilson (RB Virgina Tech) 90/1
Geno Smith (QB West Virginia) 90/1
Marcus Coker (RB Iowa) 90/1
Dan Persa (QB Northwestern) 95/1
2011 Heisman Trophy - Will a defensive player win the 2011 Heisman Trophy?