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Ranking the football uniforms: No. 24

It was one of the most memorable games of the Gundy Era.




It’s tough to not remember these uniforms fondly. That game at A&M in 2011 is one of my favorites of the Gundy Era.

Here’s a closer look at the combo:

Uniform No. 24: Gray-White-Gray

Worn: 2011 against A&M

Result(s): 1-0 (30-29 win over A&M)

Gray helmet: 2-0

White tops: 1-0

Gray pants: 3-0

I love our white tops — I think they’re sharp and look great with the gray pants. I even have the white-white-gray look inside my top 10 which should tell you (again) how much I dislike the gray helmets.

The other thing that comes into play here is the contrast between A&M’s maroon and white look and our white and gray — it was tremendous on TV and even better as I look back on the photos.

This game also produced one of my favorite Brandon Weeden photos ever:


I asked Carson Cunningham — a uniform connoisseur himself — to start weighing in on these rankings so you would get a different side of the coin. Here’s his take:

Carson: I had a feeling this combo was next, considering it’s the road version of No. 25.

I covered this game. In person, from A&M’s swaying press box

OSU looked like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was weird. Almost an optical illusion. Anyway, at halftime I’m sure they were ready to burn these things.

Fun fact: This was the game I dubbed Justin Gilbert the Uniform Heisman winner.

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And he never relinquished it.

I like this combo for many of the reasons I liked No. 25.

Love the balance of the helmet and pants matching. The gray pants and white jersey, as Kyle mentioned, are made for each other. But the matte gray helmet looks much better up close than on TV.

If they make the necessary changes to the carbon fiber helmet (add a black facemask, orange brand) this look moves way up the list.

Worth noting: As much as Kyle despises the Old Gray helmet, they are undefeated.

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