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Nebraska Football's Abdullah A Heisman Dark Horse Say Odds

All Nebraska football fans know that Ameer Abdullah is up for plenty of individual awards including the Heisman trophy, but it’ll be hard to topple Florida State’s wunderkind Jameis Winston.

Today, Bovada released its official odds on who will raise the bronze trophy.

While Vegas is scarily accurate, it’s worth a wonder that maybe this is the one time in 100 projections they slip with Abdullah’s chances.

Currently a 33/1 shot, he sits behind Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (15/2) and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon (16/1).

While Gordon and Abdullah are both extremely good at their craft, I give the nod to No. 8 of the Huskers when it comes to ranking running backs of the Big Ten.

Keep in mind that Vegas is ultimately in this for the money.

Ohio State’s the Big Ten favorite to win the league and if the Buckeyes tear through their schedule, they might back the inagural College Football Playoff.

That alone makes Miller a tempting bet. Gordon sprung ahead of Abdullah in a number of Big Ten and national running back rankings.

Still kinda surprised that’s enough to split his odds in half. However, with Wisconsin’s schedule being so weak and a potential upset of the Big Ten East’s representative in the conference’s title game, he has an outside shot.

The bottom line with Abdullah’s chances have to be the preseason projections (specifically Vegas’), Bo Pelini’s history and the likelihood that Nebraska has a breakout season in 2014.

Maybe Bovada doesn’t see the Big Red’s star having a Heisman year, but 33/1 odds could help send a kid to college or get a new flat screen television. If you’re into that kind of thing, that is.

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