The Big 12's best on-field tandems

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

Baylor: QB Robert Griffin III, WR Josh Gordon, WR Kendall Wright

Oklahoma: QB Landry Jones, WR Ryan Broyles, WR Kenny Stills

Oklahoma State: QB Brandon Weeden, WR Justin Blackmon

Texas: LB Keenan Robinson, LB Emmanuel Acho, DT Kheeston Randall

Texas: S Christian Scott, S Blake Gideon

Texas A&M: QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Cyrus Gray, WR Jeff Fuller