The 12 Coolest Mascots In College Football (PHOTOS)

08/22/2010 11:58 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

From Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press:

Fuzzy or fierce? Sweet or scary? Goofy or graceful?

How do you like your mascot?

As much a part of college football as tailgating and touchdowns, mascots can rev up the home crowd, intimidate an opponent or just provide a few laughs.

With help from the AP's college football poll voters, we've picked the 12 coolest mascots – a dandy dozen if you will – in the country. Click through to see which ones made the list.

Coolest college mascots