PROVO, Utah – The new black BYU soccer uniforms are a hit among players. Honestly, these one-off uniform games are one thing to improve the experience for the players. Because of this, college football programs are drawn to the introduction of new looks.
BYU will wear the black uniforms with a royal blue to black helmet against Notre Dame on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The players who will wear these threads will love the look.
“I think that’s number one. I personally love the helmets,” BYU wide receiver Gunner Romney told Jake & Ben at the KSL Sports Zone. “I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the helmets from Chandler High School (Arizona) where the black fades to royal. But it looks almost the same. And so it’s kind of traditional for me. I love her; I love these uniforms.”
Since the 2020 season, BYU has released a different uniform combo each week. Whether it’s something as simple as an all-navy uniform and pants, or a “Royal Rush” look like the Cougars wore when they defeated Baylor. BYU’s gear team keeps it fresh for players. But the black uniform could stand out from the rest.
Ben Bywater shares his personal ranking of BYU football uniforms
“I haven’t worn the black yet, but I just know it’s going to be number one for me,” BYU linebacker Ben Bywater said with DJ & PK at the KSL Sports Zone. “I wear black cleats and I like the black accessories. So tier one will be the black jerseys.”
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What would be the rest of Ben’s list of the best BYU football uniforms?
“And then two, I’ll be royal. I do not know why; I just like the royal tops and the royal helmets. What we wore last week was probably my favorite varsity combo [I’ve worn]. I like the white pants because they kind of make your legs look longer. Then I go for navy blue next and all white last. I just don’t like the all-white, but that’s just me. We look icy like it looks cold when everyone is totally white. But just me, I don’t know if the all white suits my body like it should,” Bywater said, laughing.
Notre Dame wears her iconic gold dome helmet and goes for the look that Bywater doesn’t find too flattering, an all-white uniform with Vegas-inspired fonts.
Blackout is better than the bibs
Whether you like BYU’s black uniforms or not, everyone will likely agree that they look better than the bib uniforms BYU wore during coach Kalani Sitake’s playing days.
“I’m the guy who wore the bibs. So what does it matter,” Sitake said when asked for his thoughts on BYU’s black uniforms for the Notre Dame game. “For me, I wear everything as long as I can play. But I understand the excitement and energy, and I really appreciate the innovation and creativity that our people here in administration have with everything related to our program. So that’s a lot of fun. I thought the reveal was pretty cool.”
No. 16 BYU vs. Notre Dame
Location: Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Kick-off: 5:30 p.m. (MT)
TV: KSL 5 TV (pre-game coverage from Las Vegas starts at 5 p.m.)
Radio: KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM – Extended Pregame in Vegas starts at 12pm)
Mitch Harper is a BYU insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE TO) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday 12pm-3pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.