The Louisville football program is set to breakout its all-black uniforms this weekend when the defending national champion Clemson Tigers at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
For the top 15 clash — Louisville is ranked No. 14 and Clemson No. 3 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll — ESPN College GameDay will be in town.
So with the big atmosphere and crucial conference game, the Cardinals decided to make it special.
Louisville is also urging fans to wear all-black to “blackout” the stadium.
From the press release:
The history of the Louisville Blackout stretches back to the 2006 season during head coach Bobby Petrino’s first term with the Cardinals.
Under Petrino’s recommendation in 2006, the fifth-ranked Cardinals wore all black uniforms for the first time in a top-5 contest with third-ranked West Virginia on Nov.2. The Cardinals picked up one of the biggest wins in school history, besting the Mountaineers 44-34 in front of a nationally televised Thursday night audience on ESPN.
The Cardinals held a Blackout for last season’s 24-14 win over Duke on Oct. 14.
Here is a look at Louisville’s matte black helmets from that game:
— Louisville Equipment (@UofLEquipment) October 13, 2016
Kickoff between the Tigers and Cardinals is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
Photo Credit: Louisville Athletics