Oklahoma and Texas governors make bet

Updated: October 8, 2003, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

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 Milling Co.

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," Henry said.

Perry said bragging rights are on the line in the Red River Shootout.

"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.


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