Big Jay in Fourth Place With Two Weeks to go in Mascot Challenge

Nov. 8, 2005


Big Jay has climbed to fourth place in the Capital One Mascot Challenge. Big Jay won his matchup with Smokey (6-3) of Tennesse last week to improve his record to 5-4. He is now in position to make one of the six playoff spots and is just two places away from clinching a first round bye. Big Jay will look to defeat Joe Bruin (5-4) of UCLA this week to inch closer to his goal of a playoff appearance.

“I am happy with my standing with two weeks to go,” said Big Jay. “I just need to stay focused these last two weeks so I can clinch a playoff spot.”

At the beginning of the week, Big Jay was trailing Joe Bruin by about 10,000 votes. Fans can help Big Jay in his quest for the playoffs by voting at, or via text message by sending the code M2 to 4ESPN (43776). Voting for Big Jay’s matchup against Joe Bruin will end Monday, Nov. 14, 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.