KC Joyner breaks down the New Era Pinstripe Bowl matchup between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Syracuse Orange. With two high-powered offenses, it should be one of the most exciting bowl games this year.
A Big 12 player hasn't won the Thorpe Award (nation's best defensive back) since 2006, but there could be a historic amount of talent in the conference this season. KC Joyner ranks the league's eight favorites to win the Thorpe in 2012.
ESPN Insider KC Joyner writes that Baylor QB Robert Griffin III has better numbers and more time in a pro-style offense than Cam Newton. Given his potential landing spots, he could have a better rookie season than Newton.