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Byrne makes ‘friendly wager’ with GA congressman over SEC Championship Game

Republican Congressmen Bradley Byrne (AL-1) and Drew Ferguson (GA-3) on Thursday announced a “friendly wager” on the upcoming SEC Championship Game between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.

Ferguson is staking Chick-fil-a on a Bulldog victory and Byrne is putting up Alabama seafood, pulling for a Crimson Tide win.

Byrne and Ferguson had a similar wager during last year’s National Championship Game when the congressman from southwest Alabama and the Crimson Tide came out on top.

In a press release, Byrne commented, “There is no doubt Alabama is the powerhouse in the SEC this season. Time and again Alabama’s offense has rolled past team after team to secure a perfect 12-0 record. I expect that same focus, drive, and intensity against Georgia this Saturday. Nick Saban and Tua Tagovailoa will make it 13-0 against the Bulldogs, and I look forward to another delicious Chick-fil-a meal from my Georgia colleague.”

Ferguson stated, “I am confident this will be the year the student becomes the master and Kirby Smart leads the Dawgs to victory over Nick Saban and the Alabama team. With phenomenal players like the Third District’s Terry Godwin, the Georgia Bulldogs are sure to win the SEC Championship and head to the playoffs. I look forward to enjoying some Alabama seafood to celebrate the win.”

Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn

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