KU's Big Jay Garners Most Votes in First Round Victory of the Capital One Mascot Challenge
Sept. 12, 2005
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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.