Ohio State will wear alternate, black uniforms for its upcoming game against Michigan State on Saturday.

The school confirmed the attire in a tweet Sunday night.

“The Bucks are Back in Black!” read the caption from the athletic department’s Twitter account. (https://twitter.com/OhioStAthletics/status/1178452483653427200)

The Buckeyes first wore all-black uniforms rather than their traditional scarlet and gray when they hosted Penn State in 2015 and wore them for a second time last season against Nebraska. The uniforms included black helmets, jerseys and pants. The Buckeye leaves on the helmets were scarlet.

The Bucks are Back in Black!@OhioStateFB hosts Sparty under the lights next Saturday (Oct. 5) in #TheShoe.

Be here https://t.co/7kRXo3fiKO #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/klEf1cuORu

— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) September 29, 2019

They also wore all-gray uniforms against Penn State in 2017.

Alternate uniforms, including those from tradition-rich schools, are often seen as a way to appeal to high school recruits.

Kickoff against the Spartans is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium, the second straight prime-time game for Ohio State, which routed Nebraska 48-7 this past Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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