Throughout the college football season, the American Mustache Institute -- as well as the Mustached American community -- has been campaigning for the first mustached Capital One Mascot of the Year.

We recently dispatched Dr. Aaron Perlut of AMI to Orlando and the Capital One Bowl to see if, in fact, "Paydirt Pete" from the University of Texas–El Paso would become the first mustached Mascot of the Year in the award's nine-year history.