Gov. Perry and Gov. Henry Place Friendly Wager on Texas vs. OU
Gov. Rick Perry placed a friendly wager with Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry on this weekend's historic 100th Red River Shootout between the University of Texas and Oklahoma University football teams at the Cotton Bowl.
Both governors have agreed that regardless of which team wins on Saturday, the wager should provide an opportunity to help hurricane victims score a victory. The governor whose team comes up short will donate non-perishable food items to a food pantry that is helping evacuees.
"There is no way the Sooners are going to be able to stop the Longhorn stampede - especially since their defensive line plays on roller skates," Perry said. "I say Texas is going to shellac Oklahoma 41-10, and that's being charitable."
H-E-B Grocery will back up Texas' end of the wager with up to 5 tons of canned food, rice and healthcare products. The company has graciously agreed to make the donation to the South East Texas Food Bank in Beaumont regardless of the outcome of the game.
Gov. Henry said he expects the Sooners to finish on top.
"I have faith that Coach Bob Stoops and our Sooners will make Saturday a triumphant one for the Crimson and Cream," he said. "Best of all, however, is that the real winners will be those who were impacted by Katrina and Rita."
This year's game marks the 100th meeting of the two schools. UT holds a 55-39-5 lead in the football series that has taken place in Dallas every year since 1929.