The governors of Oklahoma and Missouri are wagering food products from their home states in a friendly bet on the outcome of the Cotton Bowl.
Oklahoma State University will play the University of Missouri Tigers in the game Friday. The Cotton Bowl is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, and will be televised on Fox affiliates.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a 1977 OSU graduate, is wagering a basket with about 50 pounds of food donated by the Made in Oklahoma Coalition.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who graduated from the University of Missouri in 1978 and from MU's law school in 1981, is putting up a spiral sliced city ham and a smoked turkey, both from Burgers' Smokehouse in California, Mo.
If the Cowboys win Friday, the turkey and ham will go to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. With a Tiger victory, the food basket would go to the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.
Oklahoma companies donating to the food basket are:
• Seikel's Old Style Mustard, of Oklahoma City
• Southern Okie, of Edmond
• Daddy Hinkle's, of Cleveland
• Ace in the Bowl Salsa, of Oklahoma City
• Head Country Food Products, of Ponca City
• Maria Rae's Gourmet Foods, of Enid
• Pepper Creek Farms, of Lawton
• Clements Foods, of Oklahoma City
• Griffin Food Co., of Muskogee
• Scaffetta's Gourmet Foods, of Anadarko
• Shawnee Milling Co., of Shawnee
• Stonegate Gourmet, of Tulsa
• Suan's Inc., of Oklahoma City
• S&S Food/J&J Etc., of Mustang.