North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University are about to face off in a football game, and as they sometimes do, politicians from both states are making friendly wagers on the outcome.
South Dakota’s Gov. Dennis Daugaard and North Dakota’s Gov. Jack Dalymple have agreed to bet traditional local products. If SDSU wins, Dalrymple will send Cloverdale sausage, ham and ribs to Daugaard. If NDSU wins, Daugaard will send a South Dakota buffalo steak dinner up to Bismarck.
Meanwhile, Sen. John Thune has made his own wager — cheaper, but potentially more embarrassing — with North Dakota’s Sen. John Hoeven.
If NDSU wins, Thune agrees to wear an NDSU Bison jersey for a day. Hoeven will wear an SDSU Jackrabbits jersey for a day if SDSU wins.
The two teams will face off Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Central Time in Fargo.