The top five!
A closer look at this combo:
Uniform No. 5: White (alt.)-White-Black
Worn: at Tulsa in 2011
Result(s): 1-0 (beat Tulsa 59-33)
The 3 AM game that I’m sure most of you remember quite well. This was the first time we saw the alternate white helmet and it was an experience I’ll likely never forget.
I was (am) in love with this combination with my only complaint being the cue ball-colored white helmet. Again, that needs to be fixed.
By the way, nobody rocked the white gloves like Joe Randle rocked the white gloves.[1. Okay, maybe Michael Jackson rocked the white gloves like Joe Randle rocked the white gloves.]
But yeah, this was (and is) an elite combo. I’d love to see OSU go back to it with its updated (and improved) white helmet with the stripe (oh wait, they did, and that one is forthcoming).
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:
According to the OSU Uni tracker (what an invention), they wore this helmet in 2009 and 2010.[1. I forgot about this…]
While I definitely prefer the black brand with the black pants, this combo simply isn’t as good as yesterday’s B-W-B, let alone the many home combos (B-O-B, B-B-O, B-B-B to name a few). By the way, how did we not include this pic in our B-W-B discussion?
W-W-B is a good road alternate…if it was 2009 and Keith Toston was still carrying the ball. But with so many options on the table, OSU has much better threads.