The 1,000-yard club

The Big Ten has four 1,000-yard rushers this season; the ACC has four teams without one since 2005. US Presswire, AP Photo, US Presswire

The enormity of FSU's 16-year drought without a 1,000-yard rusher hits home when one examines the list of every FBS school and its last 1,000-yard rusher.

Sixty-eight of the 120 schools have produced a player who has reached the mark since 2010.

Interestingly, FSU is joined by three other ACC schools among the 10 teams with the longest droughts. NC State has the fourth-longest active streak, Duke is tied for fifth, and Virginia is tied for seventh. And, like the Seminoles, it appears highly unlikely any of them will end their droughts this season.


Florida State has the longest drought without a 1,000-yard rusher among FBS schools. Only Texas Tech is even in the vicinity, and the Red Raiders were a heavy passing team under former coach Mike Leach (2000-09).