Is Cocky the best mascot in all of America?
Many University of South Carolina fans would say so. But would you?
The Capitol One Mascot Challenge has returned for 2012, and weekly contests between 16 of the country's best-known mascots.
Each week for the next three months, the credit card company will put two of the mascots against one another each week. This week, Cocky battles Cosmo of Brigham Young University. You can vote at Capitol One's website, or on Facebook.
The mascots with the two best records will go into a bracket-style, eight mascot contest. The winner will be announced at the Capitol One Bowl on New Year's Day.
Here are the 16 mascots competing.
Wilma T. Wildcat of the University of Arizona
Sparty of Michigan State University
Cosmo of Brigham Young University
Mike the Tiger of Louisiana State University
Testudo of the University of Maryland
Wolfie Jr. of the University of Nevada
Cam the Ram of Colorado State
YoUDee of the University of Delaware
Truman the Tiger of the University of Missouri
Bucky Badger of the University of Wisconsin
Ms. Wuf of North Carolina State University
The Duck of The University of Oregon
Scarlet Knight of Rutgers University
Cocky of the University of South Carolina
Sebastian the Ibis of the University of Miami
Raider Red of Texas Tech University