Chat with UTEP's 'Paydirt Pete'

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Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, we look ahead to Week 10 of the college football season with members of the Capital One All-America Mascot Team, who will compete each week to be named the Capital One Mascot of the Year, awarded on Jan. 1 at the Capital One Bowl on ESPN.

Each week of the season, the 16 mascots will face off in eight matchups with fan voting deciding the winner. At the end of the season, the mascots with the best win-loss records advance to the playoffs.

But, why mascots? Why not! They are the unappreciated glue. Plus, the winning mascot earns $20,000 for the school and the praise of the United Coalition of College Mascots.

This week we've got UTEP's "Paydirt Pete," who's high on the leader board for Mascot of the Year. Keep in mind, Paydirt not only has the backing of the American Mustache Institute, but he's a firebrand known for his toughness who's not opposed to eating a Unicorn, snow leopard, or ODU's Big Blue. He does what he has to do to get the job done. So talk him up.

Send your questions now and join "Paydirt Pete" Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET!

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