Call it a product of the schedule, call it the "College GameDay" bump, call it whatever you'd like, but the collective eye of the college football fan will be transfixed on Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday night.
Utah's equipment staff already had plans to unveil a new uniform, and as we've seen with other teams, the spotlight will put the new duds on display for all to see. The No. 5 Utes will take on Cal in throwbacks that pay tribute to their past.
— UtesEquipment (@UtesEquipment) October 6, 2015
The helmet, sleeves and pants feature the interlocking U's logo that calls back to the 60s, and the rounded numbers hearken back to the 70s.
Tennessee abandoned Adidas in the offseason, but the Vols got to keep their smokey grey alternates. They'll wear them Saturday against Georiga, along with this new helmet that features an outline of the Smoky Mountains.
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) October 5, 2015
Notre Dame and Navy will show some mutual respect on Saturday in South Bend with several matching aspects of their respective uniforms.
Notre Dame & Navy will wear the same baselayer, gloves, socks & cleats, featuring each Universities' alma mater. pic.twitter.com/t0qfZRgFar
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) October 5, 2015
In other new outfitter-old-uniform news, Arizona State's black look got a makeover when the Sun Devils made the switch from Nike to Adidas.
— SunDevilEquipment (@SunDevilEquip) October 7, 2015
In case you missed Oregon's latest uniform stunt, the Ducks have incorporated some state history -- in the form of Lewis and Clark silohuetes -- into this week's look for their home game with Washington State.
— Oregon Football (@WinTheDay) October 5, 2015
Of all the oddities that come with LSU's "road game" against South Carolina in Baton Rouge, perhaps nothing will be stranger than seeing the Tigers wear Purple at Tiger stadium during conference season.
— LSU Football Equip (@LSUFBEquipment) October 9, 2015
It doesn't look good for Maryland coach Randy Edsall, but the equipment guy's seat appears to be cool, to quite cool. A week after the Terps went with hand-painted "black ops" helmets, they're wearing "white ops" lids on Saturday as they try to upset Ohio State.
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr♚™ (@dh_simba7) October 7, 2015
The city of Tampa might never see snow, but the USF Bulls can dream. They will sport this matte white helmet for a "whiteout" homecoming game against Syracuse.
— USF Football (@USFFootball) October 7, 2015
October means it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that means touches of pink. Northern Illinois will have a bit on its helmet when it faces Ball State.
— NIU Football (@NIU_Football) October 9, 2015
Bowling Green will have pink chrome ribbons on its helmet when it hosts UMass.
— Healy Awards, Inc. (@HealyAwards) October 9, 2015
Toledo is bringing back its gold facemask this week against Kent State.
— Toledo Football EQ (@TOLfootballEQ) October 8, 2015