Big Jay Riding High After Second Round Victory in Mascot Challenge

Sept. 20, 2005


Big Jay finished up the second round of the Capital One Mascot Challenge by defeating Bruiser of Baylor. Big Jay improved his record to 2-0 and is currently in third place overall. “I was pleased with my performance, but there is always room for improvement,” Big Jay said. “I am looking to build off of this victory and continue to perform well throughout the challenge.”

Big Jay now faces Aubie (2-0) of Auburn University in the third round. Aubie defeated Sebastain (0-2) of Miami in last week’s second round and is in second place overall. Fans can vote every day by visiting the voting site Votes can also be cast via text message by sending the code M2 to 4ESPN (43776). Voting for all week three matchups ends Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:59 a.m.

Each week, Big Jay will be matched up against a mascot from a different school. Voting periods for each matchup will run from 8:00 a.m. Monday to 7:59 a.m. the following Monday. On Nov. 21, the regular season ends and the mascots with the top six overall records in head-to-head matchups advance to the playoffs. The playoffs will be single elimination and will consist of three rounds. Voting for the championship match will run from Dec. 5 to Dec. 19, with the winner being crowned Jan. 2, 2006, at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.