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December 9, 2011
By Jason Ching
Nevada's beloved mascot, Wolfie Jr., might come from a medium-sized school, but the teen wolf has been overpowering mascots from major universities across the nation in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.
The contest pits mascots from across the nation against each other in weeklong challenges to see which mascot can accumulate the most votes. Votes can be cast online at the Capital One Bowl or by texting "Wolfie" to 78527.
After 14 grueling weeks and more than 15 million votes cast, undefeated Wolfie Jr. now faces Georgia Tech's undefeated Buzz in the championship. The winner of the contest will take home bragging rights and $20,000 to support their mascot program.
Supporters are encouraged to vote both online and through text message. Texts may be sent at a rate of 249 per hour and online voting allows for unlimited votes to be cast. Voting is especially rapid on the mobile site.
Wolf Pack fans are encouraged to vote continually until the hotly contested race ends at 9 a.m. on Monday morning.