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Why was SMU wearing black unis against Army?

Updated: December 31, 2010, 12:17 PM ET
By Paul Lukas

Who was that black-clad team playing against Army in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl?

It was SMU. The Mustangs said they wore black in honor of Army, because Army's team name is the Black Knights. For those keeping score at home, that means there were two teams on the field honoring Army and none honoring SMU.

The explanation for the black jerseys might be disingenuous (let's get real: SMU just wanted a new jersey to sell), but it sure opened up some interesting ...

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