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USC’s Sam Darnold is new Heisman favorite

The Detroit News
Sam Darnold

Southern Cal quarterback Sam Darnold is the new favorite to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy, with 4-1 odds, according to Bovada.

Darnold’s odds have improved since the beginning of the year, when he was listed at 9-1. The favorite then was Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett.

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield are tied with the second-best odds at 13-2.

Darnold completed 246-of-366 passes for 3,086 yards last season, with 31 TD and nine interceptions.

Michigan QB Wilton Speight was given 75-1 odds by William Hill last week. Twenty-four players had better odds than Speight.

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Southern Cal QB Sam Darnold, 4-1

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, 13-2

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, 13-2

Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough, 9-1

Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, 10-1

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, 12-1

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett, 12-1

Washington QB Jake Browning, 12-1

Penn State QB Trace McSorley, 14-1

Florida State QB Deondre Francois, 14-1

UCLA QB Josh Rosen, 14-1

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph, 14-1

Georgia RB Nick Chubb, 16-1

LSU RB Derrius Guice, 16-1

Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald, 25-1

Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway, 28-1

Texas QB Shane Buechele, 33-1

Washington State QB Luke Falk, 33-1