Confirming our report from earlier this month, Ohio State officially announced it will wear its 2002 throwback uniforms for the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Peach Bowl against Georgia on Dec. 31.
The uniforms, which feature modified a Northwestern striping pattern on the sleeves, are slightly different than 1968 throwback uniforms the Buckeyes first wore in 2015 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama and most recently in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson.
It’s only a few subtle differences, though, as it has the athletic logo on the collar instead of the traditional Block “O.” Ohio State donned this design in the 2021 Sugar Bowl win over Clemson and 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship loss to Alabama.
Additionally, the uniforms have been upgraded to Nike’s latest Vapor Fusion template and have the word “Fight” sewn into the back collar. The previous iteration was on Nike’s Vapor Untouchable template, with the difference shown in the graphics below.
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Ohio State has worn the road version of its 1968 or 2002 throwback uniforms a total of eight times since the program put its iconic helmet stripe on the sleeves of its standard home and road uniforms in 2006.
That includes the four games mentioned above, as well as wins at Virginia Tech and Michigan in 2015, a win at Oklahoma in 2016 and loss to Penn State in 2016. Those games featured a scarlet Nike Swoosh on the jersey and pants, whereas the playoff uniforms featured a Diamond Quest Nike Swoosh.
Kickoff between the Buckeyes and Bulldogs is set for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. If Ohio State wins, they’ll take on the winner of No. 2 Michigan and No. 3 TCU in Los Angeles on Jan. 9, and will likely wear the same uniform for the second game in a row as the lower-ranked team.
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