Bryce Love opens as 2018 Heisman Trophy favorite
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Stanford running back Bryce Love has opened as the early favorite to claim the 2018 Heisman Trophy.

The Westgate Superbook pegged Love at 5-1 odds to win the prestigious trophy after rushing for 2,218 yards and 19 touchdowns last season and opting against declaring for the NFL draft.

Another running back, Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, claimed the second-best odds to win at 7-1.

Here are Westgate's top Heisman odds:

Player School Odds
Bryce Love Stanford 5-1
Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin 7-1
Tua Tagovailoa Alabama 10-1
Jake Fromm Georgia 14-1
Justin Herbert Oregon 14-1
Khalil Tate Arizona 14-1
D'Andre Swift Georgia 20-1
Jake Browning Washington 20-1
Jarrett Stidham Auburn 20-1
J.K. Dobbins Ohio State 20-1
Kelly Bryant Clemson 20-1
Kyler Murray Oklahoma 20-1
Shea Patterson Michigan 20-1
Trace McSorley Penn State 20-1
Will Grier West Virginia 20-1

Houston's Ed Oliver and Ohio State's Nick Bosa, at 80-1, open as the top-contending defensive players.

(Odds courtesy: Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)

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