Purdue's Athletic Department sent out an email to fans Sunday afternoon promoting Saturday's game as a "Boilermaker Blackout."
In the background of the poster a new helmet design featuring a matte black color and what appears to be railroad ties go vertically on the helmet.
A Purdue spokesman responded with "I'll let the poster speak for itself" when asked if the new helmets will debut against Ohio State.
This is not the first time Purdue has worn black helmets as part of their uniform. Starting during the 1989 season through 1990 Purdue featured a black helmet as well.
Junior tight end Charles Torwudzo, tweeted "#AllBlackEverything" Sunday evening referring to Saturday's game.