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Governors make friendly wager

December 30, 2011

Gov. Dave Heineman announced Friday a friendly wager with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on the outcome of the upcoming Capitol One Bowl between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the South Carolina Gamecocks college football teams.

"It will be an exciting bowl game," Gov. Heineman said. "In a defensive struggle, the Blackshirts will prevail. I'm looking forward to sharing shrimp and grits with friends."

If the Huskers win, Gov. Haley will send Gov. Heineman their famous Lowcountry shrimp and grits. Should the Gamecocks win, Gov. Heineman is sending Gov. Haley Nebraska's Omaha Steaks.

"It's been an exciting year for the Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks," said Gov. Nikki Haley. "As both teams prepare to represent South Carolina on college football's biggest stage, we take pride in what they have accomplished and in the values of hard work and determination they have come to embody. We couldn't be more confident to put Lowcountry shrimp and grits on the line because we know the Tigers and Gamecocks are going to make us proud."

The game will be played on January 2, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. EST.

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