LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The Missouri-Nebraska game Saturday has more at stake than the inside track to the Big 12 North division title: candy, fishing lures and slabs of beef.
The office of Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said Thursday that it approached the office of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to see whether Nixon wanted to make a friendly wager.
Sure, Nixon said.
Heineman's stakes: some choice cuts from retailer Omaha Steaks. Nixon offered up Missouri black and gold candy representing the Tigers' colors, a walnut candy bowl and some fishing lures.
Nixon says he's looking forward to comparing Nebraska beef to Missouri-born Kansas City strip steaks.
Saturday's game in Lincoln is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Central.
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