Salt Lake City - As the University of Utah Utes and the University of Tulsa Hurricane prepare for Saturday's Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl showdown, Gov. Jon Huntsman and Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry have entered a friendly competition on the outcome of the game.
Once the Utes prevail at the Saturday, Dec. 23, gridiron match-up, Gov. Henry will be sending a gift basket of Oklahoma steaks. Unfortunately for him, it is unlikely Gov. Henry will be able to enjoy the gift basket of Utah's Own products Gov. Huntsman has offered up if the Utes are unsuccessful.
"Coach Whittingham and the Utes are ready for a great and successful bowl game," Governor Huntsman said. "In this season of giving, I'm sure the Oklahoma steaks will make a great addition to the House of Hope's holiday celebration."
The goods will be donated to the House of Hope, a Salt Lake City residential drug treatment center.
However, Gov. Henry is counting on a successful Hurricane.
"I am looking forward to sampling some of the best that the Beehive State has to offer," Gov. Henry said. "The Armed Forces Bowl promises to be a great game, but I have complete confidence in Coach Steve Kragthorpe and the Hurricane. They've enjoyed a great season that I am confident will be topped by a win at Fort Worth."
Kickoff for the game is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23. at the Amon G. Carter Stadium in Ft. Worth, Texas.