Governors wager on ACC title game

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley have agreed to a friendly wager on the Virginia Tech vs. Clemson University ACC Championship football game on Saturday.

Haley has wagered that if Virginia Tech wins, she will send South Carolina barbecue from Hudson’s Smokehouse to McDonnell.  Should Clemson win, McDonnell will send Haley a Smithfield Foods’ genuine Smithfield ham, “the ham that made ham famous,” and a large tin of Virginia Diner “Hokie Nuts.”  Smithfield Foods and Virginia Diner are both official sponsors of Virginia Tech football and Virginia Diner peanuts are the official peanut of Lane Stadium.

“The Clemson Tigers are a formidable opponent but the Hokies’ offense, led by ACC offensive and overall player of the year running back David Wilson and the talented Logan Thomas are on a great run and show no signs of stopping.  This Hokie team is at the top of their game and they’re going to carry forward that momentum to the Tigers in the ACC Championship Game.  I look forward to seeing the Hokies take their fifth ACC Championship in their eight years in the conference on Saturday – and afterwards, to enjoying some good South Carolina BBQ,” McDonnell said.

“It’s been an incredible season for all of our great state’s college football teams, but I’m a Clemson fan who’s especially excited about the Tigers’ run to the ACC title game,” Haley said. “So, I told my friend Gov. Bob McDonnell that I’ll bet some great South Carolina barbecue from Hudson’s Smokehouse in Lexington that Clemson, led by ACC Rookie of the Year Sammy Watkins and head coach Dabo Swinney, will bring home the ACC championship.”


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