OKLAHOMA CITY -- A side of beef and 150 pounds of cornmeal
for cornbread are riding on the outcome of Saturday's
Oklahoma-Texas football game in a friendly wager between Gov. Brad
Henry and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
A Sooner victory will mean Perry must pony up an entire side of
beef, courtesy of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers.
A Texas win will require Henry to turn over 150 pounds of
cornmeal for cornbread, courtesy of the Shawnee-based Shawnee
Henry said he expects No. 1 Oklahoma to claim another victory in
Dallas. Oklahoma has defeated Texas the past three years.
"While I applaud Governor Perry for his loyalty to the
Longhorns, I am confident that coach Bob Stoops and our Sooners
will make Saturday another banner day for the crimson and cream,"
Perry said bragging rights are on the line in the Red River
"Football is king in Texas, and the Longhorns should prove that
convincingly Saturday in Dallas," Perry said.
The governors have recorded public service announcements about
highway safety that are airing in the two states.'
Saturday's game marks the 98th meeting between the two schools.
Texas has the edge in the series with a 55-37-5 record.