After stumbling in a loss to Penn State, then narrowly beating Northwestern, the No. 6th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are looking for a way to recapture their early-season swagger. The solution? Rocking gorgeous throwback uniforms inspired by their first undefeated season in 1916, celebrating that team’s 100th anniversary.
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OSU unveiled photos of their brand new Nike Vapor Untouchable uniforms, which they will rock on Saturday. The threads feature a scarlet jersey with four gray stripes running up from the waistband to just above the white numbers on the front of the jersey. A gray stripe also runs down each shoulder. Players will rock gray pants offset by red and white-striped socks. A plain matte black helmet finishes off the throwback look.
The uniforms pay homage to Chic Harley, the star running back of that 1916 Buckeye squad. A label on the inside of the jersey reads “music and cannon fire,” a reference to how Harley’s running style was once described.
Be sure to tune in when Ohio State takes on Nebraska at 8 p.m. on Saturday to catch these bad boys in action.