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College football uniform watch: Week 3

Uniforms Nation has compiled a list of this week's uniform changes around the college football landscape.

Andy Lyons

The American


After unveiling two new helmet options this offseason, the Bulls will debut their matte green helmets against NC State after wearing chrome gold helmets to open the season.


Boston College

The Eagles will pay tribute to Welles Crowther, a former Boston College lacrosse player who lost his life in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, by decorating their helmets, gloves, and cleats with red bandana print.


The Blue Devils will be dressed in monochrome blue uniforms when the team plays host to Kansas. Unfortunately, this game isn't at Cameron Indoor.

Miami (FL)

The Canes will keep their traditional lids for the second consecutive weekend, but switch from an all-orange getup to predominantly green.


A common theme this weekend, Syracuse will show off their new all-white uniforms for the first time this season,

Virginia Tech

Despite equipment managers stating the team would stick to one helmet this season, the Hokies will don Military Appreciation lids against ECU. Tech will pair this helmet with all-white uniforms.

Big Ten


Like the other orange and blue program to unveil new uniforms this offseason (Syracuse), the Illini will dress in all-white at Washington. The team has worn white lids and pants every game this season, heightening the rumors of production issues with Nike.


To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Terrapins will be be covered in Francis Scott Key's "Defence of a Fort McHenry" poem. Between these and Navy's Summer Whites, Under Armour should be considered America's apparel company.


The Boilermakers will bust out their matte black helmets when the team travels to Indianapolis to battle Notre Dame. Purdue was shutout by Ohio State, 56-0, the last time these helmets saw the field.



Despite rumors that the Sooners would don their "Bring the Wood" alternate uniforms against Tennessee, head coach Bob Stoops noted otherwise.

Texas Tech

The Red Raiders return to the mid-90s with Zach Thomas-inspired throwback uniforms. Likely a popular opinion, I wouldn't mind these being worn full-time.

Conference USA


The Battle for the Bell features on of the best dressed teams in college football. However, that team is not Marshall, who will be returning their uniforms after their game to get the gradient numerals removed.

Middle Tennessee

For the third week in a row, the Blue Raiders will unveil a new helmet as they attempt to blackout Western Kentucky.



The Army football team has added nameplates to the right chest of their uniforms to mimic the look of their military uniforms. The Cadets will wear this uniform with gray pants at Stanford.

Notre Dame

As they do for every installment of the Shamrock Series, the Fighting Irish will be outfitted in a alternate uniform. This marks the first time the "ND" monogram has ever been on the golden domes.

PAC 12


The Wildcats were another team that had to modify their uniforms after the NCAA outlawed gradient numbers. With little-to-no white on either the helmet or jersey, the white pants look out of place.

Arizona State

Just like the last time the Sun Devils traveled to Colorado, the team will sport maroon helmets and pants.


It's a shame the Huskies don't show off their relatively unique color scheme, as they'll opt for white helmets and pants against Illinois.



To counter Texas Tech's blackout, the Razorbacks will break out their icy white uniforms. Quite frankly, there are too many all-white uniforms being worn this weekend.


Earlier this week, a source informed us that the team was planning to wear orange jerseys as part of a stadium-wide orange-out of Kentucky. However, the Gators have opted to stick with their standard home uniforms against Kentucky.


The Wildcats will sport new white helmets when they look to pull an upset in The Swamp. A subtle change from last year's version, the helmet is matte instead of glossy and features a chrome facemask.


As they customarily do for the second non-conference home game of the season, LSU will don purple uniforms against Louisiana-Monroe. It's unfortunate we only see this uniform once, maybe twice, each season.

Mississippi State

The team will wear a helmet decal for the remainder of the season to honor "the voice of the Bulldogs", Jack Cristil.


Per usual, head coach Gary Pinkel announced the Tigers' uniform combination via his personal website. Against UCF, Mizzou will wear gold pants.


The Commodores will wear gold uniforms for the second weekend in a row, but will pair it with black helmets and pants against UMASS. Fortunately, the black numerals are visible on the gold jersey, unlike UCF's version.