Everett Golson makes impression — on Vegas

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

Everett Golson has already made a difference at Florida State, at least where Las Vegas is concerned.

Per Bovada.LV, the Seminoles’ odds to win the 2015 college football national championship now stands at 12-1, behind only defending national champ Ohio State (7-2), Alabama (7-1) and TCU (10-1).

On Jan. 16, FSU was listed at 16-1.

The Irish were listed at 20-1 on that date, and stayed at 20-1 after Golson, a two-year starter at quarterback at ND, transferred to Florida State earlier this week.

Golson is listed at 14-1 odds to win the 2015 Heisman Trophy, eight-best on the board. Irish junior quarterback Malik Zaire is at 40-1. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the Heisman favorite at 6-1.

All three of the Buckeyes’ starting QB candidates made the odds list, led by Cardale Jones at 12-1. Braxton Miller is at 25-1, while J.T. Barnett is at 28-1.

Here are the complete national title and Heisman odds:

Odds to win the 2015-2016 College Football FBS Championship               

Ohio State 7/2

Alabama 7/1

TCU 10/1

Auburn 12/1

Florida State 12/1

USC 18/1

Baylor 20/1

Notre Dame 20/1

Clemson 22/1

Oregon 22/1

Georgia 25/1

Michigan State 25/1

Oklahoma 25/1

LSU 28/1

UCLA 28/1

Stanford 33/1

Arkansas 40/1

Michigan 40/1

Mississippi 40/1

Texas A&M 40/1

Tennessee  50/1

Arizona State 66/1

Florida 66/1

Mississippi State 66/1

Nebraska 66/1

Oklahoma State 66/1

Texas 66/1

Miami 75/1

Wisconsin 75/1

Arizona 100/1

Georgia Tech 100/1

Louisville 100/1

Penn State 100/1

South Carolina 100/1

Utah 100/1

Virginia Tech 100/1

Washington 100/1

Missouri 150/1

Boise State 200/1

BYU 200/1

Kansas State 200/1

Texas Tech 200/1

West Virginia 250/1

North Carolina 300/1

Boston College 500/1

California 500/1

UCF 500/1

Cincinnati 500/1

Duke 500/1

Iowa 500/1

Marshall 500/1

Maryland 500/1

Minnesota 500/1

Northwestern 500/1

Oregon State 500/1

Pittsburgh 500/1

Rutgers 500/1

South Florida 500/1

2015 Regular Season - Odds to win the Heisman Trophy               

Ezekiel Elliott (RB Ohio State) 6/1

Leonard Fournette (RB LSU 15/2

Trevone Boykin (QB TCU) 8/1

Nick Chubb (RB Georgia) 8/1

Dak Prescott (QB Mississippi State) 8/1

Cardale Jones (QB Ohio State) 12/1

Cody Kessler (QB USC) 12/1

Everett Golson (QB Florida State) 14/1

Derrick Henry (RB Alabama) 16/1

Paul Perkins (RB UCLA) 18/1

Connor Cook (QB Michigan State) 20/1

Jeremy Johnson (QB Auburn) 20/1

Samaje Perine (RB Oklahoma) 20/1

Deshaun Watson (QB Clemson) 20/1

Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State) 25/1

J.T. Barrett (QB Ohio State) 28/1

Corey Clement (RB Wisconsin) 33/1

J Royce Freeman (RB Oregon) 33/1

Seth Russell (QB Baylor) 33/1

Justin Thomas (QB Georgia Tech) 33/1

Dalvin Cook (RB Florida State) 40/1

James Connor (RB Pittsburgh) 40/1

D.J. Foster (RB Arizona State) 40/1

Taysom Hill (QB BYU) 40/1

Brad Kaaya (QB Miami) 40/1

Mason Rudolph (QB Oklahoma State) 40/1

Nick Wilson (RB Arizona) 40/1

Malik Zaire (QB Notre Dame) 40/1

Jared Goff (QB California) 50/1

Jacoby Brissett (QB North Carolina State) 66/1

Jalen Hurd (RB Tennessee) 66/1

Laquon Treadwell (WR Mississippi) 66/1

Marquise Williams (QB North Carolina) 66/1

Scooby Wright (LB Arizona) 66/1

Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson's penchant for turnovers, like this one against Arizona State last November, didn't keep Las Vegas from being bullish on the newest Florida State Seminole. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)