Fiesta Bowl Nears with Team Challenge

By: ralphbarrera

Jan 01 2009

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:200mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/500 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Connor Townsend, 4, from Cedar Park, TX., devours as many free Tostitos chips as possible after having his face painted in the spirit of the Texas Longhorns as part of a team challenge for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. 

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Tostitos searched for and found six diehard fans from the University of Texas and Ohio State to compete in a five-day Race Across America challenge to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in a contest with the winner earning a $100,000 scholarship for their school. At the Third Base sports bar on W. 6th St. Team Texas tried to paint as many faces as possible as part of the challenge against Team Buckeye. Team Texas member Shawn Fogarty tries to drum up interest for the contest with the winning team to be announced at halftime of the game Monday night in Glendale, Arizona.

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Team Texas member Shawn Fogarty flags down motorists with an offer of a free drink. The challenge started in New York City on New Years Eve, continues to Las Vegas tomorrow and ends in Arizona on Sunday. 

photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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