SACRAMENTO - More will be at stake in Wednesday's Rose Bowl game between USC and Texas than a national championship.
If Texas upsets No. 1 USC, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will send a basketful of California delights to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Among them - avocados, winter strawberries, garlic, salmon and, of course, Napa Valley wines.
And if the Trojans win the BCS title game? Think citrus, Blue Bell ice cream and barbecued beef brisket heading to California.
Both governors also are offering handmade cowboy boots that will go up for auction - perhaps on eBay - with the proceeds going to charity.
Schwarzenegger and Perry applauded the teams, but Perry took an extra step and predicted the score - Texas 45, USC 26: "I look forward to watching the Longhorns trample the Trojans," he said in a statement.
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