- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is challenging his Missouri counterpart to a friendly wager on the Division II football championship game involving teams from their states.

Shepherd (13-0) and Northwest Missouri State (13-0) will meet for the title Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas.

A Shepherd victory means Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would send Tomblin some Missouri barbecue. Tomblin promises to send some West Virginia apples to Nixon if Northwest Missouri prevails.



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