Ohio State taking the Shoe in an alternate black uniform was no surprise to anyone. Nike and Ohio State had been advertising the "Dark Night in the Shoe" for the past few weeks. The twist came when the black helmet was first released with a metallic version of the normal Buckeye stickers. Instead of seeing those stickers, they made a change to a metallic scarlet color. When looking at the stickers up close they look awesome, but when you watched it on TV, it was difficult to really see what it was.