Ohio State flag bearer trips leading to 'O-H-I' player entrance in national championship

Ohio State flag bearer trips leading to 'O-H-I' player entrance in national championship

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ohio State’s entrance to the College Football Playoff National Championship did not go exactly as planned.

The bearer of the last “O” flag in “O-H-I-O” got tangled up with several players coming out of the tunnel and the flag didn’t make it with the rest of the letters.

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Here's the sequence in three photos by Tom Pennington of Getty Images:

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: A Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleader falls as the Buckeyes run out to the field before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: A Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleader falls as the Buckeyes run out to the field before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: A Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleader falls as the Buckeyes run out to the field before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: A Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleader falls as the Buckeyes run out to the field before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: A Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleader falls as the Buckeyes run out to the field before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: A Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleader falls as the Buckeyes run out to the field before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Consequently, Ohio State was led out of the player’s tunnel with the letters “O-H-I” while the final “O” was being rolled up on the end line.

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Luckily, it appeared no one was injured. The gaffe wasn't a bad omen for the Ohio State football team, which dominated Oregon in a 42-20 victory for the national title.

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