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Duke’s Mayo Bowl Provides Terrifying Alternative to Postgame Gatorade Bath


Bowl season is the most festive time of the year of the college football calendar, featuring a slate of strange game sponsors and even stranger celebrations. But one bowl game on Wednesday may be taking things a bit too far.

Tuesday night marked the 31st edition of the Cheez-It Bowl, culminating in a celebratory Cheez-It bath for Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy in the final seconds. We could see another variation of the traditional Gatorade bath on Wednesday as Wisconsin and Wake Forest square off in the Duke's Mayo Bowl.

A tub of mayo dumped on one's head is, admittedly, a horrifying idea, though it's not completely out of the question. 

The Duke's Mayo Bowl Twitter account tweeted a photo teasing a potential mayo dump on Wednesday morning, likely sending a shiver down the spine of both Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson and Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst. It's hard to imagine a coach tanking a bowl game, though both Clawson and Chryst should be on high-alert if their team is ahead in the final minutes.

The tweeted bucket of mayo was ultimately a tease on Wednesday. Chryst was doused with a substance out of the mayo jug following the Badgers' 42-28 victory, though it appears as though he was ultimately covered in water instead of the popular condiment. Perhaps the Duke's Mayo Bowl will fully commit to the bit in 2021. 

Four Wisconsin players tallied an interception on Wednesday, and quarterback Graham Mertz threw for 130 yards and one touchdown. It's unclear if any players received a mayo-based gift for their efforts, though if so, it may be best left in Charlotte before the Badgers' flight home