Heisman droughts

I wrote a piece in the preseason about the five schools that were most likely to win their first Heisman in the next five years.

On the flip side, here are 20 schools that have won a Heisman that have the longest current Heisman droughts (FBS schools only):

1. TCU, 74 years

2. Iowa, 73 years

3. Minnesota, 71 years

4. SMU, 64 years

5. Texas A&M, 55 years

6. Army, 54 years

7. LSU, 53 years

8. Syracuse, 51 years

9. Oregon State, 50 years

10. Navy, 49 years

11. UCLA, 45 years

12. Stanford, 43 years

13. Penn State, 39 years

14. Pittsburgh, 36 years

15. South Carolina, 32 years

16. Georgia, 30 years

17. Boston College, 28 years

18. Notre Dame, 25 years

19. Oklahoma State, 24 years

20. Houston, 23 years

Of note: Notre Dame is tied for the most Heismans at seven, but its 25-year drought since Tim Brown’s win in 1987 is now longer than the 23-year drought between John Huarte’s 1964 win and when Brown won.

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