The Coaches Trophy isn't the only thing riding on the upcoming game between Notre Dame and Alabama.
There are some ribs and chocolate on the line as well.
The mayors of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and South Bend, Indiana, where the universities are located, have placed a bet on the game.
If Alabama wins, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will make a donation to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County and send a slab of Dreamland ribs to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
If Notre Dame wins, Buttigieg will make a donation to Tuscaloosa's Storm Recovery Fund and send Maddox a box of South Bend Chocolate Co. chocolates.
"Alabama and Notre Dame have a storied tradition in football," Maddox said in a statement. "Tuscaloosa and South Bend are alike in their love for their respective teams, and the people of our cities are lifted when our teams do well. A BCS championship game appearance puts our cities in a national spotlight and showcases the resiliency and strength of our communities."
Maddox has already won his city a donation on a wager this year, as Auburn Mayor Bill Ham wrote a check to the Storm Recovery Fund after Alabama defeated the Tigers in the Iron Bowl.
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