While we are still in the middle of basketball and at the beginning of baseball season, football seems to be a distant memory at the back of our minds. Today, we change that. SuperBookUSA came out with their official odds to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy led by the two quarterbacks who led their teams to the National Championship last season in Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence. There is one Red Raiders on the list, sophomore quarterback Alan Bowman.
For those that need a refresher, Bowman came in last season in the first game after then starter McLane Carter went down with an ankle injury. Bowman had a decent game and was essentially the go-to starter for the rest of the season. Bowman himself finished the season with some injury trouble himself, a collapsed lung on two occasions.
Alan Bowman to TJ Vasher! Touchdown Texas Tech! How does Vasher get that wide open on that short of a field? #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/bf1ynwbFzJ— LandGrant Gauntlet (@the_LGG) November 4, 2018
The true freshman did make an impact on the country though, breaking multiple Big 12 Freshman records in his first start against the Houston Cougars and continued to have success until he took a shot in the second quarter against West Virginia and collapsed his lung. Bowman sat out a couple of weeks but came back strong against Kansas but then re-injured his lung against Oklahoma. He sat out the rest of the season and now we are here, a new coach coming in with great talent at the quarterback position.
Records broken on this play:— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) September 15, 2018
➡️ #TexasTech single game receiving yards (Antoine Wesley, 261)
➡️ Big 12 single-game freshman passing record (Alan Bowman, 605 yards, a record previously held by @PatrickMahomes5 )
Bowman was given 40/1 odds to win the whole things which only equals 2.5% but is still recognition by a national source. He is tied with Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and a few other big names. Bowman threw for only 2,600 yards and 17 touchdowns last season but is looking forward to being the man come September in Lubbock. The full odds are down below.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES from @SuperBookUSA!!!— Covers (@Covers) February 27, 2019
Opening odds to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy: pic.twitter.com/VVZi10URgt
What do you all think of these odds? Is it odd that they forgot Antione Wesley is going to the NFL? Let us know in the comment section below.