The Pony Express Award is starting up this year, honoring the top on-field tandems in college football.
The award is named for the famed SMU backfield duo of Eric Dickerson and Craig James, now an ESPN analyst, and the award staff has released its watch list for the inaugural season.
Here's who cracked the list:
Oklahoma: CB Jamell Fleming, LB Travis Lewis, S Tony Jefferson
Texas: LB Keenan Robinson, LB Emmanuel Acho, DT Kheeston Randall
Texas: S Christian Scott, S Blake Gideon