ND, Texas Delegations Make Football Bet

Pecan pies, Blue Bell ice cream on the line Saturday

North Dakota Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven have made a friendly bet with Texas Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn on the outcome of Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision title game between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State.

The NCAA Division I championship game is being played in Frisco at Pizza Hut Park on Saturday.

The North Dakota senators are wagering a case of TenderBison Steaks from the North Dakota Bison Cooperative in New Rockford.

The Texas senators are betting six world-famous Taste of Texas Pecan Pies and tubs of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

U.S. House members representing the teams are taking a more active approach. Should NDSU win, Texas Rep. Kevin Brady has agreed to kiss NDSU's mascot, a bison.

If the Bearkats prevail, North Dakota Rep. Rick Berg will shine the shoes of the Sam Houston statue at the U.S. Capital's Statuary Hall.

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