Members of Congress make friendly wagers on football game

January 9, 2015 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Members of Congress from North Dakota and Illinois have placed friendly food wagers on the outcome of Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco, Texas.

Three-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State is playing Illinois State. Kickoff is noon Central time. NDSU is trying to become the first team to win four straight championships in what was formerly known as Division I-AA.

North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven is betting bison steaks, and Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is wagering Chicago-style deep-dish pizza.

North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer has wagered bison jerky and sausage. Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis is putting up cupcakes from a bakery near the Illinois State campus.