BYU Football Uniforms For Utah Game Will Commemorate 9/11
PROVO, Utah – The BYU football uniforms for this week’s game against rival Utah (Saturday, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN & KSL NewsRadio) have been revealed. Not only is this week a rivalry game, but it’s the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
BYU’s uniforms against the Utes will feature their traditional royal blue jersey, white pants, white helmet with “The Giff” facemask. BYU brought The Giff facemask back into the rotation last season. A gray facemask, BYU wore that look when Gifford Nielsen was the Cougars QB in the 1970s.
BYU will have a decal that reads, “9/11 Never Forget” in the shape of the Pentagon and images of the United States Flag and the two World Trade Center towers on the back of the helmet.
“9/11 NEVER FORGET” pic.twitter.com/48A5m0Pc26
— Billy Nixon (@byuequipment) September 6, 2021
This was the same decal that BYU used to pay tribute to 9/11 back in 2014. BYU had a Thursday night ESPN game that season against the Houston Cougars that landed on Patriot Day.
That decal featured navy blue; the 2021 edition is covered in a shade of royal blue.
Last week, BYU donned a “Royal Rush” look in their 24-16 win over the Arizona Wildcats. BYU football has 26 different uniform options in their uniform identity this season. The plan for the 2021 season is to wear a different uniform combination for all 12 games.
Since 2011 in the BYU-Utah rivalry, both teams have worn blue and red jerseys. Utah typically wears an all-red uniform combination against the Cougars. BYU has consistently worn royal blue in the rivalry since the 2013 season.
2021 BYU Football Uniform Combinations by week
vs. Arizona (Las Vegas) – Royal Rush (Win, 24-16)
UTAH – Royal blue uniform, white pants, white helmet with royal decal plus 9/11 tribute
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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