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Sports gambling may not currently be legal in either Ohio or Alabama. But that didn't stop the state's governors from making a bet ahead of Monday night's College Football Championship Game between Ohio State and Alabama.
Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine that he and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey have made a "friendly wager" on Monday night's title game. The details of the bet: If the Crimson Tide wins, DeWine will send Ivey Bahama Mamas and Buckeye Cream Puffs from the Columbus restaurant Schmidt's. Meanwhile, if the Buckeyes win, Ivey will send DeWine a "prize pack" from Conecuh Sausage in Evergreen, Alabama.
I’m having a friendly wager with Alabama @GovernorKayIvey for tonight’s #NationalChampionship game. I’ll be wagering @SchmidtsCbus famous Bahama Mamas and Buckeye Cream Puffs," Gov. DeWine wrote in a tweet announcing the wager. "@FranDeWine and I love getting them at the @OhioStateFair Let's @OhioStateFB! #GoBuckeyes."
The third-ranked Buckeyes enter Monday night's championship matchup following their 49-28 victory over No. 2 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal on New Year's Day. Meanwhile, No. 1 Alabama advanced to the title game after beating No. 4 Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl semifinal.
Should Ohio State prove victorious, it would mark head coach Ryan Day's first national championship in what is just his second season in charge of the Buckeyes. Meanwhile, Alabama's Nick Saban is seeking his seventh career national championship and sixth with the Crimson Tide.