Ohio State vs. Penn State: So many colors I’m confused

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts on the sideline during overtime of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts on the sideline during overtime of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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More colors than in a rainbow in the Ohio State-Penn State rivalry.

The Ohio State-Penn State rivalry is really beginning to confuse me. Not in attempting to analyze how the game may play out, but the numerous colors involved.

According to an article by D.J. Byrnes of Eleven Warriors, the Buckeye student section, Block “O”, called for fans to wear black during Saturday’s game. Byrnes also reminded me that Ohio State called for fans to wear black in 2015 and the Buckeyes won 38-10 on their home turf.

I have been following Ohio State football for nearly 50 years so please excuse me if I am just sounding like an old guy here. It was always my understanding that the Buckeyes were called the Scarlet and Gray.

Maybe the “Blackout” is just an in-your-face to Penn State as fans display their “Whiteout” when teams visit Happy Valley. However, a sea of Scarlet in The Horseshoe was intimidating to visiting teams in the past. Why wouldn’t it be now.

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Now for the new jerseys the Buckeyes will wear on Saturday. At least they are gray, but isn’t that the end result when you mix black paint with white?

Why not Scarlet jerseys? All of this is just too confusing to me.

I’m mainly concerned with another color as the big game nears. I want to see how the “Silver Bullets” perform against the Penn State offense.

Will they be able to hold running back Saquon Barkley, quarterback Trace McSorley and the Nittany Lions’ wide receivers in check? If so, possibly the Buckeyes on the other side of the ball wearing the new gray jerseys can put up enough points to seal the win.

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I have mentioned the colors white, black, scarlet, gray and silver in the same article and they are all starting to blend together. Too confusing for this old guy so I think it’s time for bed.