Daily Archives: Dec. 27, 2012

Fiesta Bowl Countdown: Lookout Ducks, Cats have been dominant vs. bird mascots

Observations like this one, from @camchiles3 via twitter, are why I ask for your suggestions at the bottom of the blog: “@Kellis Robinett #KState is 12-0 the last 4 yrs vs teams with bird mascots.” Thanks for the stat, Cam!

Since K-State football coach Bill Snyder re-joined the Wildcats four years ago, the Wildcats have been dominant against opponents that use birds as their mascots.

They are 4-0 (with three extremely lopsided victories) against the Kansas Jayhawks, they are 4-0 against the Iowa State Cyclones (their mascot is half bird, half tornado), they are 2-0 against the North Texas Mean Green (aka Eagles) and they have victories over Tennessee Tech and Kent State (both Golden Eagles). That’s a 12-0 record.

Throw in two more wins over the Miami Hurricanes (their mascot, Sebastian, is an American White Ibis) and the record improves to 14-0.

During the last four years, nobody has beaten up on bird mascots like Snyder. So I guess that means the Oregon Ducks need to be on high alert heading into the Fiesta Bowl.
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