Best College Football Uniforms of Week 4 — Ohio State Buckeyes Wear Black


It’s Week 4 of the college football season, and a number of teams have stacked up some staggeringly balanced lineups this weekend.

No. 3 The Ohio State Buckeyes switched from their usual crimson and gray color combination for a darker alternative. The San Jose Spartans pay tribute to their city and the Mississippi State Bulldogs honor two trailblazers with an old-school ensemble.

But this week’s identical matchup is no. 15 Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars, teams wear contrasting colors.

Check out some of the best college football uniforms for Week 4:

It’s a blackout

The Buckeyes will wear all black for their “Blackout Game” against the Wisconsin Badgers. The team last wore black alternate uniforms in a 2019 win over the Michigan State Spartans. Ohio State is 3-0 when wearing black on Saturday, beating the Penn State Nittany Lions in 2015, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Spartans in 2018.

Attendees are encouraged to wear black to the Buckeyes’ home stadium, “The Shoe,” on Saturday.

San Jose State unveiled its “City Night” uniforms for Saturday’s game against the Western Michigan Broncos. The look features the school’s Spartan head logo on the shoulders of the jersey. Additionally, the Spartan spear is in the middle of the helmet, and the “SJ” decal for the helmet has a chrome finish.

“Victory Yosef,” the Appalachian State Mountaineers’ secondary logo, returns as a helmet decal this weekend. The team will play in black against the James Madison Dukes.

On Saturday, Washington State will field its “All Anthracite” lineup against Oregon.

The Arkansas State Red Wolves blackout look features red jersey numbers and shoulder pads.

Throwback threads

Mississippi State will honor Frank Dowsing Jr. and Robert Bell. The helmets feature an old-school “MS” logo on each side, and “Miss. State” on the front and back of the jersey. The ensemble was part of the 50th anniversary celebration for the 1972 team, the final season Dowsing and Bell played at Mississippi State.

The North Carolina Tar Heels will rock their 1990s throwback jerseys, Carolina blue lids and white pants against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The jersey has “Carolina” printed on the shoulder stripes.

Color coordination

The UTSA Roadrunners are wearing orange jerseys and white caps with pants for an “Orange Out” game against the Texas Southern Tigers.

The Oregon State Beavers will sport a striking black/orange/black combination against the No. 7 USC Trojans.

The three colors are part of the Northern Illinois Husky’s fit. They wear black helmets, white jerseys and red pants.

The SMU Mustangs will be wearing their “Dallas” uniforms for Saturday’s “Battle of the Iron Skillet” against in-state rival TCU.

The Eastern Washington Eagles will wear a new black/red/red look for their game against the Montana State Bobcats.

Thursday was a black/white/black color combination for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, with teal accents on the jersey adding to the vibe.

Snow Whites

The Ducks, Boise State Broncos, Florida International Panthers, UNLV Rebels, Nevada Wolfpack and Virginia Cavaliers will all sport all-white kits in their games this weekend.

Helmet heat

On Saturday, the East Carolina Pirates will swap their purple helmets for white caps against the Navy Midshipmen.

The Purdue Boilermakers will have the “Purdue Pete” logo, which dates back to the 1940s, as a decal for their helmets this week. Rails also run through the center of the helmet.


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