USC quarterback Cody Kessler’s odds of winning the
Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the favorite at 6-1. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and Louisiana State running back Leonard Fournette are 7-1, and Texas Christian quarterback
Kessler, a senior, passed for 39 touchdowns, with five interceptions, as the Trojans finished 9-4 last season.
Two USC quarterbacks have won the Heisman:
In the coming season, Kessler will be working with a receiving corps that has lost Nelson Agholor and George Farmer, who declared for the NFL draft.
Sophomore JuJu Smith and junior Darreus Rogers are the top returning receivers.