Pac-12 Heisman Watch: Marcus Mariota Jumps Past Johnny Manziel

Jonathan Ferrey

Marcus Mariota is becoming the favorite early on to win the Heisman.

Each week we break down the odds of Pac-12 players in the Heisman race based on odds given to us by Bovada.lv.

Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 3/1

Mariota had a week off, but his odds got even better as the question seems to change from, can Oregon challenge Alabama? To, can Alabama challenge Oregon? Mariota will get his chance to start dicing up Pac-12 defenses this week against a horrid Cal unit.

Brett Hundley QB UCLA 16/1

Hundley keeps slowly moving higher and higher in the echelon of candidates, but it will probably take a big performance in a UCLA win over Stanford and/or Oregon next month for him to make that jump into the next level.

De'Anthony Thomas RB Oregon 16/1

Thomas has lost a little bit of thunder simply because of how much attention Mariota has commanded, but that could easily change with a big game where he outproduces Mariota and makes a highlight reel play.

Kevin Hogan QB Stanford 25/1

Hogan jumped up a bit with the Cardinal's first big win of the season over Arizona State and the fact that he played great during the first half before everyone quit paying attention to the lopsided affair.

Ka'Deem Carey RB Arizona 50/1

Arizona's first big game of the year at Washington Saturday might be make-or-break for Carey as he needs to produce very well against Pac-12 competition to get seriously into the race.

Marqise Lee WR USC

It looks like Lee has officially dropped out of the race, and barring a miraculous turnaround by USC, and their offense, and some out-of-this-world performances by Lee, it's likely that his opportunity has come and gone.

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