PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The uniform combinations used by the Oregon Ducks is always a source of wonder, and often include bright colors and flashy shoes.
But the Ducks uniform selection for the National Championship Game against the Ohio State Buckeyes is, well, sedate.
In a post on their official Twitter account, the Ducks displayed a white jersey, grey pants, grey socks and grey shoes.
“Win the day. Own the future. On 1.12 Ducks will shine in special-edition @usnikefootball Mach Speed uniforms”
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) January 5, 2015
Nike is also outfitting Ohio State with new uniforms, but they are largely the standard-issue Buckeye home uniform: scarlett jersey, grey pants, white socks and red shoes.
The scarlet jerseys feature grey stripes on the sleeves and black numbers on the shoulders, a tribute to the school’s 1968 championship team.
When they demolished Florida State in the Rose Bowl, the Ducks wore a new combination of bright green and yellow from head to toe.
When Mark Helfrich was asked about the new-look uniforms during a midday news conference Monday, the Ducks coach coyly “pleaded the fifth,” explaining he hadn’t seen them yet but had certainly been “yelled at” about them.
Regardless of what they’re wearing, the Ducks are a 7.5 point favorite in most lines to beat the Buckeyes and claim the first-ever title on Jan. 12.
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