Ohio State Player Video Showcases Distinctions of Gray Alternates From Traditional Uniform

By Andy Anders on September 11, 2023 at 2:23 pm
The gray alternate uniforms
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A new TikTok video from walk-on Caden Davis showcases the distinctions of Ohio State's gray alternate uniforms this year.

With a mannequin sporting the alternate uniforms having just arrived in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, Davis highlighted the differences between the Buckeyes' typical attire and the all-gray look, which features a new “steel-gray” color per the team's press release on the uniforms in July. While Ohio State already wears gray helmets and pants in its traditional uniforms, the alternate uniforms will feature a darker shade of gray than usual.

@itscadendavis Ohio State football grey unis vs michigan state / insta-itscadendavis #foryoupage #foryou #fyp #ohiostatefootball #ohiostate #ohio original sound - Caden Davis

Ohio State will rock the uniforms when it takes on Michigan State on Nov. 11 in The Shoe.

The Buckeyes have a history of recent success wearing single-color alternate jerseys, sporting black alternates in wins over Penn State in 2015, Nebraska in 2018, Michigan State in 2019 and Wisconsin in 2022. They also beat the Nittany Lions wearing all-white road alternates in 2020 and an all-scarlet ensemble at home in 2021.

Ohio State's lone other game wearing all-gray alternates came against Penn State in 2017, when the Buckeyes outscored Penn State 19-3 in the fourth quarter for a 39-38 comeback win wearing the “Land of the Wolves” alternate uniforms, which were only worn for that game and have not made a return appearance.

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