Heisman Trophy odds: Baker Mayfield now the runaway favorite to win the award

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was helping lead the Sooners past TCU and putting them in the Big 12 driver's seat on Saturday night. He was also solidifying his position as the Heisman Trophy favorite.

While other contenders seem to fall by the wayside every week, Mayfield keeps playing well. According to OddsShark, he's the runaway favorite for college football's most prestigious individual award. Just look at these odds.

  • Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB -2500
  • Bryce Love, Stanford RB +800
  • Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB +1500
  • Khalil Tate, Arizona QB; Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin RB +2500
  • Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB; JT Barrrett, Ohio State QB +3300
  • Josh Adams, Wyoming QB +6000
  • Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State QB; Sam Darnold, USC QB +8000

Now, if you aren't familiar with how odds work, with Mayfield listed at -2500 it means that for every $1 you risk, you stand to win four cents. Seriously, to win $100 you'd have to bet $2,500.

Doesn't seem worth the risk right now, does it?

Of course, if I've learned anything over the course of my career covering college football, just wait a week. Everything is bound to be different by then.

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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