Heisman Trophy Watch 2012: Odds favor Johnny Manziel to hoist Heisman

Ronald Martinez

If the current odds are correct, Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel will be the first-ever freshman to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night.

The Heisman Trophy award will go to either Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o or Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel on Saturday night, but if the current odds are right, the favorite is clear.

Recent odds, according to OddsShark, are 1/10 for Manziel to become the first freshman to ever capture the Heisman. Te'o is next best, with his odds at 7/2, followed by Klein, who is the longshot at 20/1.

Manziel capped an otherworldly season at the quarterback position, throwing for 3,419 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions while also rushing for 1,181 yards and piling up 19 touchdowns on the ground. His Aggies, who finished 10-2 overall and 6-2 in their first season in the Southeastern Conference, will face their former former Big 12 rivals, the Oklahoma Sooners, in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan. 4.

Te'o led the country's best defense and Notre Dame to an undefeated record, as the Fighting Irish will face the Alabama Crimson Tide for the BCS National Championship on Jan. 7.

For the Wildcats, Klein also attacked defenses through the air and on the ground, throwing for 2,490 yards with 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Additionally, he racked up 890 yards on the ground and scored 22 touchdowns. Kansas State faces the Oregon Ducks in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3.

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