KU's Big Jay Garners Most Votes in First Round Victory of the Capital One Mascot Challenge

Sept. 12, 2005


University of Kansas mascot Big Jay garnered more votes than any other mascot in winning the first round of the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

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Big Jay (1-0) defeated Washington State’s Butch T. Cougar 102,284 to 101,564 in first round competition. The two mascots were the overall leading vote getters for the first round.

“Without an exhibition season, I am pleased with the KU turnout and proud of the victory,” Big Jay said. “Naturally, I expected to get the most votes and hope that continues through the end of the Challenge.”

Big Jay faces Big 12 foe Bruiser (0-1) from Baylor University in the second round of competition. Bruiser lost his opening round to Aubie from Auburn University 90,511-90,064.

Fans can vote two ways in the Capital One Mascot Challenge. They may go to www.capitalonebowl.com and vote on line or text message — in the “To” field, type 4ESPN (43776); In the “Message field” enter your Mascot’s Code. Big Jay is code: M2.