Iowa governor makes friendly wager over Alamo Bowl


FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during her debate with Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa. (Rodney White/Des Moines Register via AP, Pool, File)

As Iowa State University’s football team prepares to take on Washington State University for the Alamo Bowl tonight, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee have raised the stakes with a friendly wager on the game.

“Both Iowa and Washington state are used to being No. 1 in agriculture – apples for Washington and corn, eggs and hogs for Iowa,” Gov. Reynolds said. “But only one state can be No. 1 in this bowl game, and I know our Cyclones, with an estimated 25,000 fans traveling to Texas to cheer them on, will bring home the win in the Alamo Bowl. Go State!”

Gov. Reynolds has pledged to send Iowa delicacies if the Cougars prevail; Iowa’s Vande Rose Farms and Lynch Family Foundation will donate bacon and other pork products to Olympia’s Thurston County Food Bank. Gov. Inslee has wagered a feast of Ivar’s famous clam chowder to Iowa’s Northeast Iowa Food Bank in the event of an Iowa State victory.

“Iowa and Washington state share a lot in common including a land grant mission, a dedication to serving local communities and a love of football. After Friday, one key thing that will set these great states apart is a Cougar victory in the Alamo Bowl,” Gov. Inslee said. “A triumph over the Iowa State Cyclones would make this the most victorious season in WSU football history with 11 overall wins. Go Cougs!”

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