The Big 12 Conference is an offensive circus of a league, known for playing at an extreme tempo as defenses huff and struggle to keep up.
If the Big 12 had an official calling card, it would feature the faces of NFL first-round quarterbacks such as Vince Young, Sam Bradford and Robert Griffin III and wideouts as uber talented as Michael Crabtree and Dez Bryant.
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THEY COULD MAKE THE LIST
A few players we’d like to see more of before they crack our Big 12 of the Big 12:
Trevor Knight, QB, Oklahoma
The Sooners’ new starter is drawing rave reviews.
Jake Heap, QB, Kansas
The transfer from BYU was once a 5-star prep recruit.
Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia
He was second-team Conference USA a year ago at Houston.
Casey Pachall, QB, TCU
He missed more than half of 2012 in substance abuse rehab.
Johnathan Gray, RB, Texas
He’ll be a key focus offensively this season for UT.
Bryce Hager, LB, Baylor
He led the league in tackles in 2012, at 9.5 per game.
TEXAS VS. NEW MEXICO STATE
7 p.m. Saturday, LHN, 1300