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Ohio and Michigan governors wager on this year's match-up

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

CONTACTS:

Gov. Snyder: Sara Wurfel
517-335-6397 or wurfels@michigan.gov

Gov. Kasich: Rob Nichols
330-760-7582 or rob.nichols@governor.ohio.gov 

COLUMBUS and LANSING - This Saturday the Ohio State University Buckeyes and the University of Michigan Wolverines meet for the 108th time on the football field and, for the first time since 1942, both states' governors-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Ohio Gov. John Kasich-are graduates of the respective universities.

To mark the occasion, Kasich and Snyder are wagering home-state pies on the game. Snyder has placed a Michigan cherry pie on the line and Kasich a chocolate and peanut butter "Buckeye" pie.

"Thanks to Coach Hoke and the dedication of our seniors, the Wolverines have turned a corner and are returning to the form that made Michigan the nation's all-time winning program," said Snyder. "I'm confident we'll see a win on Saturday that will make all of Michigan proud."

"I'm proud of the Buckeyes for sticking together during a tough year," said Kasich.  "I'm also proud of how Coach Fickell has stepped up and helped sustain a strong sense of unity and purpose.  We're all hungry for another win over the team up north and we'll be rooting hard for it."

The Ohio State-Michigan game is being played in Ann Arbor and begins at noon.

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