This college football season has been a roller coaster ride.
The top ranked teams have fallen, the unranked teams have won impressive victories and the consistent selections of many of those teams have been dazzling to say the least.
Week 8 brings more heat to the grill, as these teams go up and down in their game day clothes. Some schools have used color combinations, while others have taken a simplistic approach, opting for one color to dominate the look. Others have used themes to organize their uniforms this weekend – and that’s where we start as we highlight some of the best uniforms in the college football landscape.
UCF starts us off with a concept that is out of this world – literally.
The knights are called “Drip U” because of their exceptional collection of uniforms. They may have outdone themselves with their ensemble for their Space Game this Saturday. Their outfits celebrate the 40th anniversary of the space shuttle program, and these threads are detailed and impressive.
The numbers on the jersey contain tiles, each listing a mission from the space program. They managed to insert codes for the 135 missions on the jersey numbers, according to the football team’s website. The collar is said to resemble the nose of a space shuttle – another subtle sign of UCF. The flag on the left sleeve is a tribute to Discovery, a shuttle that transported former student Nicole Scott to space. Scott is an astronaut who graduated from the school in 1992.
– UCF Football 🚀 (@UCF_Football) 12 October 2021
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– UCF_Equipment (@UCF_Equipment) 12 October 2021
It doesn’t end there, however. The pants and lower shoulder design also pay homage to the shuttles and also feature the UCF spatial pattern. The nameplate features “Citronautes”, based on the spacesuits connected to the International Space Station. The helmet bumpers honor those who died aboard the Columbia (2003) and Challenger (1986) shuttles.
The right shoulder bears two emblems inspired by the true symbols of Scott’s mission when she traveled to space for NASA. The top of the helmet has a strip with over 100 names of former students, fans, and professors who worked on the space shuttle program. This cut is unique this week because of its theme, detail, and overall quality. Well done to UCF.
– UCF Football 🚀 (@UCF_Football) 12 October 2021
Just when you think the # 10 Oregon Ducks did it all in terms of uniform suits – they have another distinctive look. In week 8, they will be launching their ‘eggshell’ threads, featuring an earth green helmet with a more vibrant shade of green serving as the wing color on the headgear. The jersey and pants are white but have spots all over – similar to the appearance of some eggshells. The look is unique for sure, and Oregon once again sets itself apart from the rest of college football with this exclusive design.
– GoDucks (@GoDucks) 22 October 2021
An eye for color
Even though the Coastal Carolina No.14 played – and was upset on Wednesday – he still deserves a shout out for his fire attacks. The Chanticleers wore white jerseys accented with a teal hue that also colored the jersey numbers and the shoulder band. The Chanticleers logo is on the shoulder, and the helmet brings something new and fresh to this outfit.
The teal helmet is new, as this is the first time they have had a headgear in this color, by Matt Pierce, deputy director of recruiting and school operations. These helmets are the same color as the pants, bringing together a vibrant and fresh ensemble for Coastal.
– Coastal football (@CoastalFootball) 20 October 2021
The red is striking and the Louisville Cardinals are using just enough of it in their Week 8 talks. The helmet is a nice shade of red, with the team logo stenciled in white. White numbers and letters accent the black jersey with a red shadow behind the text, helping it out of the jersey, and red pants complete this cohesive and powerful look.
– Louisville Football (@UofLFootball) 21 October 2021
This week, Ole Miss is making the cut with her uniforms, mostly because of Coach Lane Kiffin’s name for the powder blue look. He owns enjoy to LSU coach Ed Orgeron for calling a UCLA fan’s shirt color “sissy blue” in Week 1. Ole Miss coach has now embodied this phrase for his team as they rock out in a similar shade of blue.
Fans will see the color light blue this week, just in time for Ole Miss’s game against – you guessed it – LSU. The helmets are in this pale blue color, with the traditional Ole Miss cursive print standing out in red. The headgear is finished with a red stripe in the middle.
The jersey is also powder blue with white numbers and decals. Two bands also run along the shoulders. The pants once again carry the Ole Miss nickname on the quadriceps pads – a flex like no other. It is clear that the football team relied on their coach’s joke with these match threads.
We love this sissy blue.
– Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) 21 October 2021
Back in black
The UNLV Rebels show how simple colors can be used so effectively in a game day fit. A black jersey with white trims is menacing and the matte black helmet only adds an element of ferocity to the ensemble. The logo on the helmet is highlighted in gray and the face shield is a clean chrome finish. The pants are white with red decals adding a bit of brightness to this outfit. People might say this uniform is basic, but the use of black and white and the trim colors make this uniform exceptional.
– UNLV Football (@unlvfootball) 20 October 2021
The state of Arkansas went dark with its all-black cut this week. The jersey has a kind of texture – a type of ribbed look. Gray is used for the numbers and decals on the jersey, and shiny silver is the trim for the numbers. The pants are also black but have no symbols or images. The helmet is matte black and features a silver logo and a silver stripe in the center. We’ve seen a lot of awesome all-black looks this season, and the Red Wolves are among the top of this list.
– Arkansas State Football (@AStateFB) October 19, 2021
The Miami Hurricanes will have their final installment of their “Miami Nights” on the field for their game against No.18 NC State. The set is a deep black, with pinstripes of school colors along the paintings – a “Miami Vice” feel to this look. The jersey has orange numbers to add a touch of color. The helmet is stylish – because it has a black chrome face shield and the same line pattern as the pants used in the center.
Miami Nights 2.0 with a headphone touch. pic.twitter.com/FgAffzFZOJ
– Cannes Football (@CanesFootball) October 18, 2021
They only need one color
North Alabama used a single color for the majority of their Week 8 look. A deep but not so vibrant purple is used for the jersey, and the helmet has a gold and white stripe down the center and 256 – the area code of the. northeast Alabama – on the front.
– UNISWAG (@UNISWAG) 21 October 2021
Citadel arrives at the weekend dressed in a pale blue ensemble for the game against the West Carolina Catamounts. The jersey has a unique texture along the shoulders and is completely infantry blue apart from the white jersey numbers. The pants complete this somewhat monochrome cut and the Bulldogs have a great look for their weekend action.
– Citadel football (@CitadelFootball) 21 October 2021
Washington State has a look that resembles the Crimson Chin of the “Fairly Odd Parents” – and it’s in a good way. The team is going with an all-crimson head-to-toe look this week. White is used in moderation for this fit – only for the helmet logo, jersey numbers and decals. An interesting thing about these threads is that the number is on the shoulder. The crimson hue is subtle, but it makes Cougars look pretty.
– Washington State Football (@WSUCougarFB) 20 October 2021
Dartmouth has unveiled a new, simple yet stylish helmet design. The Big Green will be donning their new “Lone Pine Tree” helmets during their match against Columbia. It pays homage to the Lone Pine, a tree that has lived on campus for nearly 150 years. According to Sports Logos, older Dartmouth graduates used to congregate on site. Unfortunately, the tree was felled in 1985 after damage from wind and lightning. However, it was recognized as a famous tree in 1938 and was inducted into the American Forestry Association Hall of Fame in 1922.
The new headgear has a pine design on the right side. This matches the green uniforms they are also wearing this weekend. When the team saw the new helmet design, gamers were ecstatic – and there’s a video to prove it.
– Dartmouth Football (@DartFootball) October 17, 2021
South Dakota State Coyotes honor the armed forces with their headgear this week. For Military Appreciation Day, the team will be wielding red and white uniforms with a cool helmet design. A paw logo is present on both sides and the design of the American flag is inscribed in the sticker.
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– South Dakota Coyotes (@SDCoyotes) 20 October 2021