To win Heisman Trophy, LSU running back Leonard Fournette's biggest competition is... _lowres

LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) after an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. LSU won 45-24. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Each week, The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais, a Heisman Trophy voter since 1997, takes the pulse of the race for college football’s most prestigious award. This year’s Heisman will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 on ESPN.

NATIONAL WATCHES

ESPN (Poll of 10 voters on ESPN’s staff)

1. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 49 points (nine first-place)

2. Trevone Boykin, Sr., QB, TCU: 41 points (one first-place)

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Jr., RB, Ohio State: 18 points

4. Dalvin Cook, So., RB, Florida St.: 12 points

5. Devontae Booker, Sr., RB, Utah: 6 points

5. Corey Coleman, Jr., WR, Baylor: 6 points

CBSSports.com (Consensus of seven staff members)

1. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 35 points (seven first-place)

2. Trevone Boykin, Sr., QB, TCU: 22 points

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Jr., RB, Ohio State: 13 points

4. Myles Garrett, So., DE, Texas A&M: 8 points

5. Jared Goff, Jr., QB, California: 6 points

USA Today (Survey of 30 Heisman voters who work for Gannett)

1. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 86 points (26 first-place)

2. Trevone Boykin, Sr., QB, TCU: 61 points (four first-place)

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Jr., RB, Ohio State: 15 points

4. Dalvin Cook, So., RB, Florida St.: 9 points

5. Josh Doctson, Sr., WR, TCU: 3 points

5. Seth Russell, Jr., QR, Baylor: 3 points

Zac Ellis, Sports Illustrated

1. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU

2. Trevone Boykin, Sr., QB, TCU

3. Dalvin Cook, So., RB, Florida State

4. C.J. Prosise, Sr., RB, Notre Dame

5. Seth Russell, Jr., QB, Baylor

LEONARD FOURNETTE TALK

Thomas O’Toole, USA Today

The race for the national championship might be completely jumbled with no teams distinguishing themselves, but in the race for the Heisman Trophy, two players are clearly ahead of the field: LSU running back Leonard Fournette and TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin.

Polly Mosendz, Newsweek

(On Fournette offering to auction his game jersey)

The lucky No. 7 jersey will likely draw a pretty penny from a serious LSU fan. It’s the jersey he wore when he became the fastest player to reach 1,000 yards in a season for the Tigers.

HEISMAN ODDS

1. Leonard Fournette: 9/20

2. Seth Russell: 13/2

3. Trevone Boykin: 8/1

4. Ezekiel Elliott: 12/1

5. Dalvin Cook: 18/1

Source: Bovada