“The Game” is Saturday, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer placed a friendly wager with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine over its outcome.
The big rivalry game between the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University is set to kick off at noon.
“In the 118-year history of ‘The Game,’ this weekend’s match-up might be the most consequential to date with two undefeated teams putting their seasons on the line,” Whitmer said. “However, when the clock runs out, only one team will be crowned ‘The Victors.’ That’s why I’m feeling good about this year’s bet with Gov. DeWine of Ohio. After this win, it’s on to the Big Ten Championship game and almost certainly a guaranteed spot in the College Football Playoffs. Go Blue!”
Whitmer is wagering a Detroit-style gift package, which includes Buddy’s pizza, a dessert from Good Cakes and Bakes, and a case of Vernor’s ginger ale.
DeWine is wagering Buckeye Pizza from Adriatico’s on the OSU campus; Stewart’s Root Beer, which was founded in Mansfield, Ohio in 1924; and the iconic Jumbo Cream Puffs from Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in Columbus.
Whitmer also declared Saturday, Nov. 26, as Beat the Buckeyes Day in Michigan.