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Looks like Ohio State's national championship uniforms aren't here to stay after all


Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State's 1968 inspired 'fauxback' jerseys they sported while beating Oregon to win the school's eighth ever national championship? While they looked like they might be about to become the Buckeyes' new permanent look, it turns out it was just a two game farewell tour.

A week after wearing the road version the Buckeyes sported while taking down Alabama in SEC country against Virginia Tech, Ohio State dressed for their 2015 home opener against Hawaii in the scarlet version.

Per Nike when they were first unveiled, the look are part of Nike's Mach Speed uniforms with unique design elements. The undershirt, one of Nike Pro Combat Hypercool base layer designs, paid homage to the great Woody Hayes' final 'chalkboard sessions'. The look last season also included the then new Nike Vapor Knit gloves and Nike Vapor Untouchable cleats.

For a closer look at the uniforms, check out our gallery:

For this week's game against Northern Illinois, Ohio State's returned to the red shoulder stripes the team switched back to in 2006: