Heisman Trophy Finalists Since 1998 Texas: 1998 - R. Williams (WINNER) 2005 - V. Young (2nd) 2008 - C. McCoy (2nd) 2009 - C. McCoy (3rd) Oklahoma: 2000 - J. Heupel (2nd) 2003 - J White (WINNER) 2004 - A. Peterson (2nd), J. White (3rd) 2008 - S. Bradford (WINNER) 2016 - B. Mayfield (3rd) 2017 - B. Mayfield (WINNER) 2018 - K. Murray (WINNER) I estimate that each Heisman Finalist generates roughly 2.5 seasons of quality (10+ wins) football. That means in the last 21 seasons, Texas has had 10 quality seasons (sounds about right), and OU has had 20 quality seasons. Not trying to praise OU, but I believe there is a strong correlation. I do believe that Sam E. will be a Finalist next year. No surprise that Heisman caliber players lead to more team wins. They elevate the players around them.