For politicians, C-USA title game meant something

Sun, Dec 4
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More was at stake Saturday than just the Conference USA title and a potential BCS bowl bid.

Much more.

You see, Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) is a Southern Miss man. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is a proud Houston Cougar. And on Friday, the two used their minute of speaking time to place a friendly wager on Saturday's game.

Enjoy the barbecue, Golden Eagles. Tastes like … victory. Cooking tip: Don't spoil it like you did Houston's season.