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Ranking the football uniforms: No. 7

The black-white-black combo in Austin in 2011 was fantastic. Almost a top five choice.



Photo Attribution: USATSI

Photo Attribution: USATSI

Uniform No. 7: Black-White-Black
Worn: at Texas
Result: Win, 38-26

I am potentially probably heavily influenced by the fact that Weeden had an all-time TD throw to Cooper and Gilbert housed a kick this game but I loved this combo we wore in Austin in 2011 — still it’s only (spoiler alert) fifth on my list of favorite road unis.

I didn’t love the orange sleeves Gilbert had on (can’t believe I’m saying that) — I thought it would have looked better with black ones instead (see above on (I believe) Wilson Youman). But I feel like this is one of the better combos at showing off all four of our colors — the orange pops so hard on this jersey with the black helmet/black pants complement.

Side note here: would the black pants look better with a white stripe instead of a gray one? I kind of think they might but maybe not.

Also should be noted OSU is 7-1 in the black pants — only loss was to Texas at home in 2012. It’s our best record in any of the four choices.:  3-3 in the orange pants, 4-1 in the white pants, and 6-1 in the gray pants (keep the grays!)

I debated and studied my top 10 uni choices the way a criminal lawyer studies a murder trial and spent an amount of time ranking and re-ordering them that potentially disturbed my wife but I feel pretty good about having this one at No. 7.

Again, I could be talked into probably any order of the top 10 by the right person, and I debated sliding the all-whites in at this slot, but in the end I feel like this one is just more…OSU than the all-white one is.

Previous rankings

22. Orange-Orange-Orange
21. Black-Orange-Orange
20. Black-Gray-Gray
19. White-Gray-White
18. Gray-Orange-Gray
17. Gray-White-Gray
16. White-Orange-White
15. Gray-Black-Gray
14. Black-Black-Black
13. Orange-Orange-White
12. White-Black-Black
11. Orange-White-Orange
10. Black-Black-Black
9. Carbon fiber-White-Gray
8. White-White-White

You can read the full 2013 football preview here.

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