In Rarity For Ohio St-Mich. Game, Govs Are Alums

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the first time in nearly 70 years, the governors of the two states will have a more personal stake in the outcome when Ohio State and Michigan take to the field in their annual football rivalry.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a graduate of Ohio State and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Michigan alum. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 1942 was the last time "The Game" was played with two sitting governors who graduated from the respective schools.

Snyder says when he was a Michigan student he never sold his ticket to the Ohio State game, calling it "one of the big experiences." He says he'll bet a cherry pie that the Wolverines will win on Saturday.

Kasich says he has no doubt the Buckeyes will triumph.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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