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By a slim margin of  2 percentage points, a combination of turkey, pepperoni and pepper jack cheese squeaked by the competition in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Titan Sub Challenge.

With 41 percent of the vote, the new Cousins sandwich, which also contains lettuce, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo, won the title of Official Sub of the UW Oshkosh Titans, beating out hard-hitting ham, salami and provolone at 39 percent and crunchy vegetarian at 20 percent.

Following three weeks of polling, the winning sub was announced Saturday, Oct. 2, during the Titan football game against UW-La Crosse at J.  J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium.

UW Oshkosh alumni, faculty, staff and students who voted for the fiery turkey combo heartily endorsed their choice as follows:

  • “Sounds like a sandwich with punch!”
  • “A hot meal for a hot University.”
  • “You gotta spice it up at a football game.”
  • “Turkey and pepperoni are a perfect combination, and it sounds like a sub I would like to eat.”

A percentage of sales of the Official Titan Sub sold through Oct. 24 will benefit the UW Oshkosh Foundation. The sub will be available at Oshkosh Cousins stores throughout the remainder of the 2010-2011 academic year.