Oklahoma State cornerback Brodrick Brown and linebacker Shaun Lewis are nominated for an ESPY for this absolute masterpiece of a defensive teamwork play (and you can vote for them to win here as the No. 6-seed in our 16-play tournament).
But with the ESPYs set for July 13 on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, we'll hand out a few Big 12 ESPYs of our own.
Best play: We kind of have to give it to them, right? In the second quarter against Oklahoma, with the Sooners leading and driving in OSU territory, Landry Jones tried to throw the ball away on third-and-3, but Brown went airborne and tapped the ball back in play with both hands to a waiting Lewis, who returned the ball back into Oklahoma territory. OSU fans no doubt enjoy the replay value of watching OU receiver Ryan Broyles, who watched the play in awe from a few feet away, get laid out after OSU players realized it was still a live ball.
Honorable mention: Landry Jones vs. Oklahoma State (twice), Daymond Patterson vs. Georgia Tech
Best athlete: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State. Blackmon finished the year as the nation's leader in receiving yards and touchdowns, and as his absence against Kansas State showed, was likely the biggest catalyst for Oklahoma State's 11-win season, the best in school history.
Best breakthrough performance: Blackmon. And did we mention he had 20 career catches before catching 20 touchdowns last year? The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder was honored with the Biletnikoff Award for his efforts after entering the season as a complete unknown outside the Stillwater (and Ardmore, Okla.) city limits. This year, he enters the year as the clear No. 1 receiver in college football.
Honorable mention: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Best team: Oklahoma. Texas A&M challenged for this award late in the season, but it's hard to argue with OU's late-season run, which featured wins away from home against Oklahoma State and Nebraska, and a dominant Fiesta Bowl win over Connecticut.
Best championship performance: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma. Facing one of the best secondaries in the country (and one that smelled blood with a 17-0 lead early) Jones connected on big play after big play and kept the Sooners in the game, finishing with a 23-of-41, 342-yard performance with a touchdown and an interception.
Best defensive athlete: Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M. Miller gives offensive coordinators and offensive tackles headaches, and stained plenty of quarterback jerseys throughout the 2010 season. An ankle injury slowed him early in the year, and he didn't even get a sack until Oct. 9, the fifth game of the year, but by season's end, he led the league in sacks, with 10.5, including masterful nights against Oklahoma and Texas, both wins.
Honorable mention: Jeremy Beal, DE, Oklahoma
Best game: Bedlam narrowly takes this award because of the high quality of play for four quarters, as well as the stakes and fourth-quarter scoring flurry that featured four touchdowns in 89 seconds. Oklahoma finished as the Big 12 South's champion with a 47-41 win. The de facto Big 12 South championship game went down in style, and could be for a Big 12 championship on the same field on Dec. 3 this season.
Best finish: Kansas vs. Colorado. Kansas trailed 45-17 with just over 11 minutes to play, but the Jayhawks rallied to score 35 points with an explosive running game, opportunistic turnovers and a surprising early onside kick. Kansas won, 52-45, and the 35 points in the fourth quarter to win were the second most in FBS history.
Best moment: Texas' decision on June 14, 2010. With the Big 12's future in doubt, half the league pondering a move west to create the Pac-16 and Texas A&M mulling a reported SEC invite, the Longhorns chose to remain in the Big 12, effectively keeping the league among the major powers nationally. Missouri, Kansas, Baylor and Iowa State say thanks, guys.
Best blooper: Texas Tech's onside kick team against Baylor. Not since the "Seinfeld" series finale has being an innocent bystander been so costly. The Red Raiders stood around a settling kick, but Baylor's Terrance Ganaway scooped it up and outran the surprised special-teamers for an embarrassing touchdown, the second in as many weeks for Tech's onside kick squad. Tech got the last laugh by winning the game, but a YouTube highlight of the play has reached nearly 4.5 million hits.
Best coach: Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State. You've surely seen the stakes by now. New quarterback. No clear top receiver. New offensive coordinator. Four new offensive linemen. How often does that equal 11 wins? Almost never. But Gundy and the Cowboys did it.
Honorable mention: Mike Sherman, Texas A&M; Bob Stoops, Oklahoma