BYU Football To Wear Repeat Uniform Combination Against UAB
PROVO, Utah – With the news official that BYU football will play UAB in the 2021 Independence Bowl, the details of the game start to come into focus. One of those hammered-out details is the uniform combination BYU will wear.
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For the first time in 2021, BYU football will wear a repeat uniform combination. The Cougars have 26 different uniform combinations, wearing 12 different looks in all of their regular season games. But they opted to roll with a look they already wore earlier this year.
That lucky repeat combo is the “Midnight Virgil.”
BYU donned this uniform in their Senior Day win against Idaho State on November 6. Seniors such as Uriah Leiataua call it “The best uni combo!”
The Midnight Virgil combo features the traditional navy blue uniform with white pants.
Where the “Virgil” comes into play is on the helmet. BYU will wear a navy blue helmet and feature a gray/nickel facemask.
During the 1960s, when former All-American Virgil Carter was playing at QB, BYU football wore helmets that featured a gray facemask.
2021 BYU Uniform Combinations by week
vs. Arizona (Las Vegas) – Royal Rush (Win, 24-16)
ARIZONA STATE – All-white uniform with royal blue accents (Win, 27-17)
BOISE STATE – All-Navy Blue (Loss, 17-26)
at Washington State – All-white uniform with navy blue numbers, stripes, and decals (Win, 21-19)
at Georgia Southern – “Royal Sitake” – Royal helmet, white jersey, white pants (Win, 34-17).
UAB (Independence Bowl) – Midnight Virgil
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 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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