(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Cosmo Needs YOU!

Through five weeks of the Capital One All-America Mascot Team competition, Cosmo the Cougar is sitting in forth-place. Cosmo dropped a close match to HokieBird (Virginia Tech) in week five, but is currently 3-2 in the overall competition. Cosmo will battle Otto (Syracuse) in week six.

Fan voting is the sole determinant of the winner. Over the next six weeks, Cosmo will compete head-to-head with all the other mascots for the title of Capital One Mascot of the Year.

BYU fans can vote for Cosmo each week online at

The All-America Mascot Teams includes:

> University of Akron - Zippy

> Brigham Young University - Cosmo Cougar

> University of Georgia - Hairy Dawg

> UCLA - Joe Bruin

> Western Kentucky University - Big Red

> Syracuse University - Otto

> Univ. of Southern Mississippi - Seymour

> University of Minnesota - Goldy Gopher

> University of Montana - Monte

> University of South Carolina - Cocky

> Virginia Tech - HokieBird

> University of Virginia - Cavman

Voting consists of 11 weekly head-to-head match ups between the All-Americans. The mascots with the best win/loss records face off in online playoffs starting in November. The winner will be pronounced Capital One National Mascot of the Year on January 1, 2008 during the Capital One Bowl.

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