The Big Ten's starting to gain respect from bookmakers when it comes to the Heisman odds.
Bovada released an updated version of its Heisman odds earlier this week, and five Big Ten players now find themselves on the list. The conference currently has more odds-on candidates than the ACC (3) and Big 12 (2), but trails the SEC (8) and Pac-12 (8).
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State -- 15/2 (Was 4/1 before)
Melvin Gordon RB, Wisconsin -- 16/1 (Was 16/1 before)
Bovada lists Miller with the third-highest odds in the country to win the Heisman, behind Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota. Gordon is also getting a lot of respect, as only one running back -- Georgia's Todd Gurley -- is ranked ahead of him.
As for the two new quarterbacks, Hackenberg and Cook are among 17 other signal-callers to make the cut.