Photo: OSU asks fans to 'Scarlet & Gray The Shoe'

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Ohio State Athletics

Buffalo at Ohio State figures to be one of the biggest mismatches in the opening weekend of the college football season. But, at least, Ohio Stadium will look pretty cool for the likely one-sided affair.

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Ohio State announced Monday in a release that the team will “Scarlet and Gray The Shoe” for its season-opener Aug. 31. As one can tell from the photo above, that means the Buckeyes are asking fans to wear either Scarlet or Red, depending on their section.

This should look great. It probably won’t top the incredibly well-executed Black and Gold stripes at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, but the Hawkeyes set the bar very, very high when it comes to these kind of things.

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hadley smith on 8/19/2013 @ 5:10pm EDT Said:

They won’t be callin it the horseshoe for much longer when those new seats go in completly enclosing it. It will then look like any other stadium in the country that’s oval shaped. That’s modernization for ya. Damn shame too.