Big 12: Justin Akers
One of the interesting things about the magazine's winter edition is their annual All-Texas team for players from colleges across the Lone Star State.
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes were named as the offensive and defensive players of the year.
Here's a look at the other selections for the magazine.
All-Texas first-team offense
QB: Colt McCoy, Texas
RB: Donald Buckram, UTEP
RB: Charles Sims, Houston
WR: Jordan Shipley, Texas
WR: Emmanuel Sanders, SMU
WR: James Cleveland, Houston
TE: Dan Buckner, Texas
OL: Brandon Carter, Texas Tech
OL: J.D. Walton, Baylor
OL: Chris Hall, Texas
OL: Marshall Newhouse, TCU
OL: Marcus Cannon, TCU
K: Hunter Lawrence, Texas
All-Texas first-team defense
DL: Von Miller, Texas A&M
DL: Brandon Sharpe, Texas Tech
DL: Lamarr Houston, Texas
DL: Jerry Hughes, TCU
LB: Daryl Washington, TCU
LB: Sergio Kindle, Texas
LB: Joe Pawelek, Baylor
DB: Earl Thomas, Texas
DB: Rafael Priest, TCU
DB: Jordan Lake, Baylor
DB: Jamar Wall, Texas Tech
P: Chase Turner, Houston
Ret: Jeremy Kerley, TCU
The magazine all selected other awards for specific positional groups.
Best passer: Case Keenum, Houston
Best runner: Donald Buckram, UTEP
Best offensive lineman: Marshall Newhouse, TCU
Best receiver: Jordan Shipley, Texas
Best defensive lineman: Jerry Hughes, TCU
Best linebacker, Daryl Washington, TCU
Best defensive back: Earl Thomas, Texas
Most versatile: Von Miller, Texas A&M
DCTF also picked an all-Texas second team as well
All-Texas second-team offense
QB: Andy Dalton, TCU
RB: Lance Dunbar, North Texas
RB: Shawnbrey McNeal, SMU
WR: Jeff Moturi, SMU
WR: Tyron Carrier, Houston
WR: Kendall Wright, Baylor
TE: Justin Akers, Baylor
OL: Adam Ulatoski, Texas
OL: Jarve Dean, Houston
OL: Mike Aguayo, UTEP
OL: Lee Grimes, Texas A&M
OL: Charlie Tanner, Texas
K: Ross Evans, TCU
All-Texas second-team defense
DL: Scott Solomon, Rice
DL: Tyrell Graham, Houston
DL: Daniel Howard, Texas Tech
DL: Sam Acho, Texas
LB: Tank Carder, TCU
LB: Marcus McGraw, Houston
LB: Craig Robertson, North Texas
DB: Nick Sanders, TCU
DB: Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith, UTEP
DB: Blake Gideon, Texas
DB: Brandon Brinkley, Houston
Ret: Tyron Carrier, Houston
P: Derek Epperson, Baylor
Note: All Big 12 players are listed in bold facing.
But the game is turning into a penalty-fest as the Bears have been flagged five times for 47 yards on the last two drives.
It helped this game turn ugly, but can't negate what Texas has done.
The Longhorns have scored five touchdowns on seven first-half possessions. And the Longhorns punctuated their first half performance when Terrance Ganaway's fumble was recovered by Baylor tight end Justin Akers for a safety.
It could have been worse. Texas cornerback Chykie Brown whiffed on a chance to recover the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
The only question now will be how long Colt McCoy will play into the second half?
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
We had the first scrimmage of preseason at several Big 12 schools. Here are some reports at various schools, compiled with the help of the media that covered them.
Baylor: More than 1,000 fans turned out to watch the Bears' scrimmage on Saturday. Robert Griffin rifled four touchdown passes. Combined, Baylor quarterbacks Griffin, senior Blake Szymanski and freshmen Nick Florence and Brody Trahan hit 42 of 58 passes for 498 yards. Another offensive star was 6-foot-6 freshman wide receiver Willie Jefferson, who made a pair of leaping touchdown grabs. All-Big 12 linebacker Joe Pawelek (hamstring) and starting tight end Justin Akers (pulled groin) did not play in the scrimmage, even though both suited up. Their injuries aren't considered serious as the Bears prepare for their Sept. 5 opener against Wake Forest.
Missouri: Quarterback Blaine Gabbert took a hammerlock on the starting job with a strong performance in the Tigers' scrimmage Saturday, leading the Missouri offense claimed a 54-31 victory over the defense. Gabbert completed 17-of-22 passes for 219 yards and also added a scrimmage-high 52 rushing yards, including an 18-yard TD. Gabbert hooked up with Danario Alexander on a 3-yard TD pass. De'Vion Moore accounted for the other touchdowns on runs of 2 and 4 yards. Freshman running back Kendial Lawrence was one of the biggest producers, rushing for 37 yards on four carries. Alexander produced seven receptions for 91 yards. Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Marcus Malbrough (two tackles for losses, sack) and junior linebacker Jeff Gettys (tackle for loss, two pass deflections, interception) were the defensive standouts. Defensive end Brian Coulter was sidelined late in the scrimmage which what Missouri coach Gary Pinkel called a bruised knee. Among those who were held out of the scrimmage include nose tackle Jaron Baston (groin), receiver T.J. Moe (foot), linebacker Josh Tatum (back), receiver Kerwin Stricker (finger), tight end Alex Sanders (leg) and defensive tackle Marvin Foster (knee).
Oklahoma State: Backup quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Alex Cate alternated snaps at the Cowboys' closed scrimmage that took place Saturday. Starting quarterback Zac Robinson is expected to return to practice on Tuesday. Redshirt freshman Kye Staley suffered a knee injury that could sideline him for the season. Backup running back Keith Toston rushed for a pair of touchdowns, including a 50-yard scoring jaunt. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy told the Oklahoman he was pleased with his team's early work. "It was cleaner than I expected," Gundy said. "We didn't have as many (penalties) as I thought we would." The Cowboys got some conditioning benefits in the 115-play workout that took place in 92 degree weather.
Texas A&M: Cyrus Gray started the Sunday scrimmage with a 63-yard run, but bullish freshman tailback Christine Michael had his moments in the 90-play scrimmage. Michael finished with 56 yards and added a pair of touchdowns. Jerrod Johnson completed 8-of-12 passes for 120 yards and also added 40 yards rushing. Ryan Tannehill was 2-of-5 passing for 44 yards and Tommy Dorman completed 4-of-7 passes for 32 yards. Top receiver Jeff Fuller was kept out of the scrimmage with a hamstring injury. Leading receivers in his place were Howard Morrow (three catches, 65 yards), Jamie McCoy (three catches, 38 yards) and Terrence McCoy (three receptions, 37 yards). Hybrid defensive end/linebacker Von Miller notched two quick touch sacks before he was removed early in the scrimmage. Other defensive standouts included linebacker Ricky Cavanaugh and defensive end Matt Moss, who each produced two sacks.
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Baylor sophomore quarterback Robert Griffin passed for 310 yards and three touchdowns to highlight Baylor's 130-play scrimmage that culminated spring practice for the Bears.
Griffin played about half the scrimmage Thursday afternoon and also added a 1-yard TD run. He had a hand in four of Baylor's five touchdowns during the scrimmage.
Griffin connected with three different receivers on his scoring strike, starting with a 60-yard screen pass for a score to Jay Finley on the third play of the scrimmage for the first-teamers. Griffin also hooked with Justin Akers on a 35-yard TD pass and Brad Taylor on a 43-yard TD aerial.
Baylor coach Art Briles was pleased with his team's work, culminated his second season of spring practices.
"We weren't trying to set any records or create new opportunities for people," Briles said. "We are just trying to get in and get out and stay injury free with a little bit of production and I think we did that.
"We really feel good about the direction we are going and about how we are going to get there. What we have to do is turn it into reality on the field, but that is going to happen and we are very confident of that."
Senior backup quarterback Blake Szymanski passed for 113 yards by completing 17 of 29 passes.
Andrew Pierce produced a scrimmage-high 52 rushing yards, punctuating his efforts with a 48-yard TD run.
Baylor receivers accounted for 458 yards in receiving yards, led by Kendall Wright's five grabs for 68 yards. Wright participated in only the final two weeks of spring practice after spending most of spring practice as a member of Baylor basketball team.
Seniro safety Jeremy Williams led the defense with eight tackles, while linebacker Rodney Chadwick produced six tackles and linebackers Earl Patin and Antonio Johnson notched five stops apiece. Cornerback Michael Williams produced the lone turnover of the scrimmage when he intercepted Griffin inside the 5 yard line.
Baylor will return for summer practice on Aug 5 and start practicing the following day. The Bears open their season Sept. 5 at Wake Forest.