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Govs. Doug Burgum, Greg Gianforte stake friendly bet on FCS championship game

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. Forum file photo

FARGO — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte have made a friendly wager on the Football Championship Subdivision title game, Burgum's office announced Thursday.

North Dakota State is slated to face Montana State in the championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday in Frisco, Texas.

The wager states that the governor of the state whose winning team wins the championship will receive a gift basket with North Dakota- or Montana-made goods from the losing team's governor. Additionally, the losing governor must also post a photo to social media of himself wearing the winning team's jersey. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven made a similar friendly wager this week .

If the Bobcats win, Burgum pledged to send North Dakota treats, including Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels from Velva, Widman’s Candy Chippers from Grand Forks, honey from A Touch of Honey in Linton, Badlands Delicious Jerky from Bismarck, Cloverdale sausage from Mandan, Giants sunflower seeds from Wahpeton, Baker Boy doughnuts from Dickinson, Grubbersputz’s Premium Popcorn from Devils Lake and Ax Water from Fargo.

“Congratulations to the Bobcats on scratching their way to the FCS championship game, but it takes a lot more than sharp claws to stop a Thundering Herd,” Burgum said in a press release. “North Dakota State is hungry to regain the FCS title and continue building on its incredible dynasty of eight championships in the last decade, and Bison Nation won’t be denied. Go Bison!”

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