2020 Early Heisman Early Odds: No. 12. The 20/1 Candidates
QB Ian Book, Notre Dame
He’s better than many Notre Dame fans like to give him credit for.
He’s accurate, he’s able to keep the chains moving, and occasionally he’s able to pull a rabbit out of his hat like he did against Virginia Tech. If the team can use the first month to get the passing game going, he’ll have his moments to shine against Wisconsin in Lambeau Field, in South Bend against Clemson, and at USC.
RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
It was a stunner when he chose to return for his senior year, but with his flash, his experience, and his skills, he’ll come up with plenty of Heisman highlight reel moments.
The problem – even at 20/1 – is that he’s not the star. This is Trevor Lawrence’s offense, and even though he should put up big stats and have a great year, but it’s really, really hard to win this thing as a running back.