Football fashion report: A first for Oklahoma – ESPN

The Oklahoma Sooners have been taking part in soccer since 1895. That was 12 years earlier than Oklahoma was a state.

In all that point, crimson and cream have been the official colours of the college. However, in all that point, the Sooners have by no means mixed crimson jerseys with crimson pants.

That may change on Saturday. When Iowa State visits Norman, it's going to be seeing nothing however purple. The Sooners will throw in a crimson helmet, as nicely.

The uniform is a mixture of OU's "Tough Riders" uniforms, that includes a wooden-grain sample to honor the Sooner Schooner.

Flashing again to 1997

What a wild time in school soccer 20 years in the past. It was Peyton Manning's senior season, however he misplaced the Heisman Trophy to Michigan's Charles Woodson, the first-and-solely defensive participant to win the award. With Woodson, Michigan would cut up the nationwide championship with Nebraska. Each groups completed the season undefeated, however as a result of there was no magical School Football Playoff and it was a 12 months away from the semi-magical Bowl Championship Sequence, the 2 by no means met on the sphere.

To rejoice their final nationwide championship, the Cornhuskers are sporting uniforms designed to look as they did in 1997.

Right here they're when present UCF coach Scott Frost was operating the choice for Tom Osborne.

On the intense facet

This week, Washington State coach Mike Leach stated Autzen Stadium wasn't the loudest place he has ever coached. Leach listed 9 stadiums louder than Oregon's.

So if it isn't loud, how about brightest? Or yellowest?

The Geese will host No. 11 Washington State on Saturday and so they'll be in highlighter yellow from helmet to socks.

Storm brewing

Miami and Florida State renew their rivalry on Saturday (three:30 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App), and the Hurricanes are going full Storm Trooper. All white, every thing.

Underneath-the-radar look of the week

Gray uniforms have been talked about more than once. For good motive. It is the couture du jour.

This week, Kennesaw State brightens issues up with the winged yellow helmet and a nostril bumper that reads "EAT."

As Alfred, Lord Tennyson, may say, "Break, break, break on thy grey stones" of Texas State this weekend.

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Football fashion report: A first for Oklahoma - ESPN