Gov. Nikki Haley Bets with WV, NE Governors on Orange Bowl, Capital One Bowl Games

12:44 PM, Dec 30, 2011   |    comments
The Haleys sport their orange and purple in support of the Clemson Tigers.
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Gov. Nikki Haley placed a friendly wager on the outcomes of the Orange Bowl and Capital One Bowl games with the governors of West Virginia and Nebraska, respectively.

Haley has offered Lowcountry shrimp and grits to West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman.

The Clemson Tigers are scheduled to play the Mountaineers of West Virginia at 8 p.m. on Jan. 4 in Miami, while the South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 1 p.m. on Jan. 2 in Orlando.

The friendly wager has worked out for Haley before. On Dec. 1, she bet Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell a plate of barbeque that the Tigers would beat the Hokies of Virginia Tech. Related Coverage: Haley Makes Bet with Virginia Governor Over ACC Championship 

Clemson trounced Virginia Tech, 38-10.

"It's been an exciting year for the Clemson Tigers and Carolina Gamecocks," said Gov. Haley in a Friday news release.

Gov. Heineman offered Omaha Steaks for the wager, while Gov. Tomblin promised a "basket of goodies" that represents the "unique heritage" of the Mountain State.

"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," Haley said.

Both Heineman and Tomblin said they were looking forward to eating shrimp and grits after the games.

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