Gov. Nathan Deal is going all in for the University of Georgia’s opening football game this evening. He has agreed to pit the Peach State’s barbeque against Idaho’s ‘que.
UGA is taking on Boise State in tonight’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The winner will be picked in a best two-out-of-three competition that includes pork, brisket and ribs.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and the state will be represented by Mickey Ray’s of Boise while Atlanta’s Fox Brothers will represent Georgia. Georgia wagered a basket of peaches while Idaho wagered a sack of potatoes.
From the official news release:
A six-person “blind” judging panel will rate dishes in each category from both Mickey Ray’s and Fox Brothers. Gov. Deal will be on hand to present the winning barbeque team with their trophy at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, just prior to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The Governor’s Challenge will take place as a part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Cook-Off in the West Plaza of the Georgia World Congress Center outside the Georgia Dom