The ultimate stage has been set for Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Ohio State's season has been given new life with Wisconsin's loss last week to Michigan State, which made reaching the first Big Ten championship game possible for the Buckeyes. Wisconsin was the only team to beat OSU last season, and the players have acknowledged this matchup as a redemption game.
The "scarlet-out" will see fans covered in scarlet from head to toe, and campus will be buzzing all week for homecoming. On top of all this, the Buckeyes will be sporting new Nike Pro Combat uniforms as they have the past two years against Michigan.
The uniforms are being worn in honor of Woody Hayes' unbeaten team from exactly 50 years ago. The 1961 Buckeyes went 8-0-1 but interestingly did not go to the Rose Bowl because the faculty council at the university felt that too much emphasis was being put on football.
The helmets are gray with a thick scarlet stripe down the middle and black numbers on the side. The head wear is complemented by predominantly scarlet jerseys with a thick gray stripe across the top of the shoulders, and the pants are gray with a scarlet stripe down the side. Gray socks, new cleats and new gloves will also be worn to complement this unfamiliar attire.
In honor of the 1961 OSU team, an inscription of "1961" will be located on the neckline, sleeves and socks.
These new uniforms can be viewed in their entirety via this link.