Ohio State football team to wear black uniforms against Michigan State

Joey Kaufman

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. (

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 #GoBucks

— 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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