Tampa, Orlando mayors place bets in 'War on I-4'

It’s being called the biggest football game in University of South Florida’s history, and the mayor knows it. 

The South Florida Bulls and University of Central Florida’s Knights on Friday afternoon will face off in the American Athletic Conference title-game. The Knights remain undefeated, while the Bulls lost one game this season. The rivalry has been deemed as the ‘War on I-4.’ 

And the mayors want in on the action. Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn tweeted a challenge to Orlando’s mayo Buddy Dyer on Monday, “I have a case of Cigar City beer and box of Ybor cigars to water. U in?”

If South Florida loses, the Knights' flag will have to fly at Tampa City Hall, Dyer said. If South Florida wins, Buckhorn will receive Orlando Brewing beer, a cornhole board from Victory Tailgate, and the Bulls flag will fly high at Orlando City Hall.

Kick-off is at 3:30 p.m.