Big Jay Falls to Aubie in Third Round of Mascot Challenge

Sept. 27, 2005


Big Jay lost his first head-to-head matchup in the Capital One Mascot Challenge falling to Aubie of Auburn University in the third round. The loss moves Big Jay’s record to 2-1 and puts him in fourth place overall. Big Jay was disappointed in the loss but was looking ahead to his week four matchup.

“Obviously you don’t like to lose, but losing is part of the game,” said Big Jay. “I am looking to put this loss behind me and focus on the rest of the season.”

Big Jay will try to rebound as he faces Sebastain (1-2) of the University of Miami. Last week, Sebastain defeated Joe Bruin (1-2) of UCLA. 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 four matchups ends Monday, Oct. 3, 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.