The Buckeyes are headed back to Pasadena, and they’re apparently packing their normal uniforms for the trip.
The Ohio State football social media account tweeted out a teaser shot of the uniforms the Bucks will wear for the 2019 Rose Bowl.
The center of the picture shows a circular Rose Bowl patch on the upper left section of the chest, just above the heart.
However, in the corner, you can also see the black, white, and scarlet stripes of what has served as the team’s base uniform this season.
It will be the first time OSU has worn scarlet in Pasadena since the 1980 Rose Bowl. The Buckeyes lost that game, 17-16, their only loss of the year.
They wore their traditional road whites in the 2010, 1997, and 1985 Rose Bowls.
There were rumors that the Buckeyes were going to wear their alternate jerseys with the gray shoulder stripes and black numbers on the shoulders for the Michigan game, but those proved to be untrue.
The only time they wore alternate jerseys this season was when the team had all-black uniforms for the Nebraska game.
It’s not clear if they will go with their traditional helmets for the Rose Bowl, or with something else.
Odds are, they’ll go with the usual jersey and traditional helmet. That would mirror the look the team wore when Urban Meyer was a graduate assistant with the program in 1986 and 1987.
With this being his final game as OSU head coach, it would be a fitting look in which for his team to send him out.
If they did change up the helmets, it wouldn’t be the first time it happened.
The Buckeyes opted for the mix-and-match route in the 2016 Michigan game, pairing the gray-striped jerseys with the all-black “Cannonball” helmets that they previously wore with the Chic Harley throwback jerseys.
You can see the original tweet from the OSU football program about the Rose Bowl jersey below.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 10, 2018