McCrory goes 'double or nothing' on ACC Championship

Gov. Pat McCrory

Governor Pat McCrory isn't going to back down now. He's decided to go double or nothing on a BBQ wager over the outcome of the ACC Championship game with the governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley.

In September, the two governors agreed on a friendly bet of a BBQ dinner for the winner of the season opener between the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina.

South Carolina won, but Pat McCrory said he hasn't had the right opportunity to pay up yet.

The championship is a great chance for a new challenge, he said.


"UNC's loss to the Gamecocks is their only one this season," said Governor McCrory. "This time, I am confident that the Heels will emerge as the new ACC champion, so I am ready to raise the stakes and go double or nothing."

The top-ranked Tigers come into the game undefeated at 12-0 while UNC is 11-1, having won 11 straight games after dropping the season opener.

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"We celebrated Carolina's big win over the Tar Heels to start the season, and we can't wait to celebrate another Tiger win this weekend," said Haley.

The Tar Heels take on the Clemson Tigers at 8 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Tune in to ABC11 at 7:30 p.m. for special pregame coverage.

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