Big 12 players up for various trophies

A handful of college football awards released their lists of midseason semifinalists this week. Here's who's up for them from the Big 12:

Maxwell Award (best overall player)

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, who Oklahoma got to know quite well on Saturday night, is also on the 16-man list.

Bednarik Award (best defender)

Te'o is obviously on that list, too, but the SEC has eight of the 16 semifinalists.

Thorpe Award (best defensive back)

How about K-State? Landing a guy on all three lists? No easy feat. Not sure I agree with the Malone pick (for my money, Aaron Colvin at OU has been better than Malone so far this year), but still, he's had a great year.