WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz have a friendly wager riding on the outcome of the highly-anticipated match-up between LSU and Texas today.
Scalise, an LSU grad and avid fan, is betting alligator, gumbo and Abita beer against Cruz's wager of Texas barbecue and Shiner Bock beer, according to a tweet from Cruz, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for president in 2016.
Scalise, an LSU fanatic, has often entered such bets against fellow politicians.
In March, he placed a similar bet against Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, over the outcome of LSU's basketball game against the University of Maryland. Thank's to LSU's win, Scalise was treated with a Maryland crab dinner courtesy of Hoyer.
LSU faces No. 9 Texas on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. in Austin.
LSU and Texas kick off a top-10 game on Saturday night. Below, see when LSU will leave Baton Rouge, arrive at the stadium and other relevant times for the weekend.
The Advocate's LSU beat team predicts the outcome of the Tigers' road opener with No. 9 Texas on Saturday night.
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