Why Ohio State is wearing red uniforms vs. Penn State, explained

Ryan Day, C.J. Stroud, Ohio State Buckeyes. (USA Today)
Ryan Day, C.J. Stroud, Ohio State Buckeyes. (USA Today) /

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be seeing red when they take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday night.

It will be a sea of red in Columbus on Saturday night, as the Ohio State Buckeyes will host the division rival Penn State Nittany Lions under the bright lights.

Yes, this will be a red-out for the Ohio State football team. It has been in place for over a month now for Buckeye Nation to Scarlet the Shoe. Even though Penn State is no longer a serious threat to win the Big Ten East or make the College Football Playoff, this is a massive game for the Buckeyes. They must win this game at home if they want to get back into the playoff this winter.

It should be an electric atmosphere for when the Nittany Lions venture into The Horseshoe.

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While this is probably only a way to amp up the intensity in this game, this also may be a way to combat seemingly every road game at Beaver Stadium vs. the Nittany Lions being a Whiteout. IN fact, Ryan Day is counting on Buckeye fans to deliver in the stands.

Given how strong these two programs are historically and under their current leadership, this annual game usually airs under the bright lights, no matter when and where it is played.

On the night before Halloween, look for Ohio State to be an entirely scarlet visual spectacle.

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