Carolina Governors make friendly bet for football season opener

The North Carolina and South Carolina Governors are wagering a friendly bet for the UNC vs. USC game in Charlotte Thursday.

The wager between Governor Pat McCrory and SC Governor Nikki Haley involves barbecue. The losing governor will send a shipment of their state's barbecue to the winner.

“There is no question that nothing compares to North Carolina barbecue,” said Governor McCrory. “While I fully expect the Tar Heels to be victorious, if South Carolina wins the game Governor Haley definitely gets the better end of the deal.”

“We realize we could get into a back and forth of smack talk with Governor McCrory but we consider him a friend and will let the players speak for themselves by way of the scoreboard,” said Governor Haley. “Michael and I look forward to sharing some North Carolina barbecue with the Spurriers.”

The game will kickoff at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday in Charlotte. It will be the season opener for both teams.