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The National Championship game between The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks got off to an auspicious start for Ohio State. As the team and the cheerleaders were running onto the field, one of the flags spelling out OHIO! was missing.

Let's go!!!! Game time baby!!!! #BUCKEYESBABY

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What happened? It turns out one of the cheerleaders got trampled by the players while running onto the field.

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