Newbies call their shot, sport ‘Beat Alabama’ blankies on game day

Vegas had Alabama as more than a touchdown favorite on Thursday, but these New Year's Day babies at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center knew how things would go in New Orleans.


They’re so money, and they don’t even know it.

With Ohio State facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl for a trip to the national championship game Thursday night — and taking the Superdome turf a 7.5-point underdog — the Buckeyes could have used all the help they could get.

Enter the cutest little good luck charms in all the land (well, certainly in Ohio).

The staff at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University on Thursday wrapped all babies born on New Year’s Day in scarlet blankets with "Beat Alabama. 1-1-15" embroidered on them, and put them in Ohio State caps.

And as Jan. 1 turned to Jan. 2 in Columbus, the No. 4 Buckeyes were 42-35 winners over No. 1 Alabama.

Hospital spokeswoman Eileen Scahill told The Associated Press the blankets were similar to the ones the hospital gives newbies on game day when Ohio State plays That Team Up North. In case you forgot how that one went Nov. 29 … Ohio State 42, Michigan 28.

Go Buckeyes!

—The Associated Press contributed to this report

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