During the team's Fiesta Bowl media day, several Buckeyes modeled the uniforms the team will wear when Ohio State faces Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinal on New Year's Eve.
The look is familiar but with a subtle twist.
The uniforms are quite similar to the ones the Buckeyes wore during their Sugar Bowl win over Alabama in 2015. The jerseys are a 1968 throwback featuring a slightly different striping pattern on the sleeves with more gray and red. The jersey also features the same Diamond Quest Nike swoosh that was present on Ohio State's last playoff uniforms.
The new wrinkle is the template of the uniform itself. The Buckeyes will make use of Nike's newest innovation, the Vapor Untouchable template, which features minimal seams and fewer panels than the traditional look.
From our own Andrew Lind:
The Nike Vapor Untouchable template features minimal seams and fewer panels, creating a shrink-wrap feel and fewer grab points on the jersey than traditional builds. First worn by Oregon in the 2016 Alamo Bowl, this template is also lighter than any uniform previously produced by the apparel company.
The Vapor Untouchable template was used by the team for the first time earlier this season on the team's 1916 throwback uniforms and will replace Ohio State's current Mach Speed Template going forward.