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The pageantry and homage will be in full display in Week 5 of the college football season. After all, the players change, but the uniformsstay mostly the same. When it comes down to it, we’re essentially rooting for the uniforms.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the unique ensembles that schools around the FBS will be wearing on the field this week. From cross-era throwbacks, to championship season remembrances, it’s a week with plenty of interesting uniforms across the country.
The Penn State Nittany Lions colors are classics. Navy and white with few frills or unnecessary detailing. Messing with the classic combination has come at the ire of Nittany Lion fans at every turn. But even the most hardened fan will appreciate the gameday duds that Penn State will have on this week.
They’ll be wearing helmets with numbers on them, something the team hasn’t worn since their 1959-1961, and 1967-1974. There will be a stripe on the pants for the first time since 1968, and on the socks since 1972.
Their all white shoes will be reminicasnt of those worn by the 1979 Sugar Bowl Nittany Lions.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 29, 2017
Meanwhile, the LSU Tigers will be sporting their royal purple jerseys for a night game in Death Valley. This is probably their most menacing look, and with the Troy Trojans lining up on the other side of them, they’ll probably wear them en route to a decisive victory.
LSU is pairing the jerseys with their rare white helmets.
Here come the Tigers! pic.twitter.com/UZgxQJpMiT
— LSU Football Equip (@LSUFBEquipment) September 28, 2017
Not to be outdone, Southern Miss is paying homage to their 1997 Liberty Bowl team. The Golden Eagles posted an image of the throwbacks on social media. The look of the entire uniform makes it hard to believe they ever went away from this look.
— UNISWAG (@UNISWAG) September 29, 2017
But Louisiana Monroe’s subtle but eye-catching color combination probably takes the cake here. Looking an awful lot like Washington Redskins throwbacks in the process, the Warhawks are paying tribute to their 1987 Division-II National Championship team.
ULM has played well this season, and gave FSU a hard time in a losing effort. If they’re able to channel their inner-1987 squad, they should look good in a victory over the Coast Carolina Chanticleers.
— Warhawk Equipment (@ULMequipment) September 29, 2017
And how about these North Carolina State uniforms we’ll be seeing soon? It’s another great week for fashion across the college football world.
— NC State Football (@PackFootball) September 28, 2017