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Governors from Georgia, Louisiana make friendly bet ahead of SEC Championship

Georgia and LSU have met in the SEC Championship game three times, the first matchup in 2003 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The governors wagered seafood and “Georgia grown” gift basket ahead of Saturday’s game

Saturday afternoon in Atlanta, the University of Georgia Bulldogs and Louisiana State University Tigers will meet in the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

However, before the game gets underway, the states’ governors have placed a friendly wager — each feeling confident their team will win the conference title.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards called for the friendly bet in a video he tweeted at Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday.

“I’m willing to put up the very best seafood in the world from right here in Baton Rouge ... in exchange for whatever delicious Georgia treat you choose and I can do that because I’m not worried about having to cover this bet,” Edwards said a video.

Kemp was quick to accept Edwards’ offer. In a video replying to the tweet, Kemp, along with Georgia’s First Lady Marty Kemp, said he’d offer up a gift basket in the bet.

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“We have a Georgia grown gift basket that we’re putting up for the Georgia side,” Kemp said in a video. “However the Dawgs are going to win so we look forward to keeping that right home with us and sharing it with our Georgia friends. Let’s go Dawgs, so we can beat the Tigers on Saturday.”

In a reply to Kemp’s video, Edwards said, “Can't wait to get my hands on some of Georgia's best!”

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The game between Georgia (11-1) and LSU (12-0) kicks off at 4 p.m.