Heisman Trophy Watch 2012: Johnny Manziel overwhelming favorite

Ronald Martinez

It's a two-horse race for the Heisman in most eyes between Manti Te'o and Johnny Football.

Most of the experts around the college football world see the 2012 Heisman Trophy vote as something of a match race between Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

However, BOVADA doesn't see it in nearly the same light, tabbing Manziel as a massive favorite with 1/25 odds. To put that in perspective, you could bet $100 on Manziel and your return would be exactly $4. Te'o comes in second with 5-to-1 odds.

It's hard to make a great argument against Manziel, although some people simply won't vote for him because he's a freshman. Te'o also has detractors though, as only one defensive player has ever won the prestigious award, Charles Woodson, and he was also a kick return specialist.

Something has to give this year barring an insanely unforeseen upset on the part of Kansas State's Collin Klein, who is projected as a 35-to-1 underdog in all of this.

The Heisman winner will be announced on Saturday night, with ESPN's coverage starting at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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