Ohio State’s student section is asking fans on their official Twitter account to wear black for an upcoming Penn State game, in a promotion called #BlackoutTheShoe.
‘Spread the Word…#BlackoutTheShoe’
— Block O (@OSUBlockO) October 24, 2017
The request is being asked for all Buckeyes fans who are attending the Saturday game against Penn State at the Ohio Stadium, according to Land of 10.
Beyond being slimming, why do they want people to dress in black? It holds a two-fold purpose. On one hand, it is intimidating. On the other hand, it is meant to be a pun; Penn State held a “White Out” game just last week.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 23, 2017
The Ohio State players won’t be wearing black, but they’ll already be pretty close, wearing all-gray alternate uniforms. The jersey, pants and even the helmet will all be in grey.
What can we expect from the upcoming game?
Last season, Ohio State, the No. 2 at the time, lost at Penn State at 24-21, on a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown. During this new game, however, Penn State’s Nittany Lions are the ones to have the No. 2 ranking.
Meanwhile, Ohio State is 6-1 this season, Penn State is 7-0 overall, and both teams are 4-0 in the Big Ten. It is expected that the winner of the game will become a new favorite in the Big Ten East.