BYU Football to wear repeated uniform suit against UAB


PROVO, Utah – With the official announcement that BYU football will play against UAB in the Independence Bowl 2021, details of the game are starting to unravel. One of those hammered details is the uniform jumpsuit BYU will be wearing.

For the first time in 2021, BYU football will wear a repeated uniform jumpsuit. The Cougars have 26 different uniform combinations, wearing 12 different looks in all of their regular season games. But they chose to ride with a look they already wore earlier this year.

That lucky repeat combo is the “Midnight Virgil”.

BYU donned this uniform when they won against Idaho State on November 6. Seniors like Uriah Leiataua call it “The best plain combo!

The Midnight Virgil combo features the traditional navy blue uniform with white pants.

Where the “Virgil” comes in is on the helmet. BYU will wear a navy helmet and a gray / nickel mask.

In the 1960s, when former All-American Virgil Carter played for QB, BYU football wore helmets with a gray mask.

2021 BYU uniform suits per week

v Arizona (Las Vegas) – Royal Rush (win, 24-16)

UTAH – Royal Blue Uniform, White Pants, White Helmet with Royal Decal and 9/11 Tribute (Win, 26-17)

ARIZONA STATE – All-white uniform with royal blue accents (Win, 27-17)

USF – Navy blue uniform with white helmet, white pants (Win, 35-27)

in Utah State – White Helmet with Royal Blue Decals and “Giff” Face Mask, White Jersey, Royal Blue Pants (Win, 34-20)

BOISE STATE – All-Navy Blue (Loss, 17-26)

at Baylor – Navy helmet, white jersey, navy pants; Sailor Coug logo on the back of the helmet (Loss, 24-38)

in Washington State – All-white uniform with navy numbers, stripes and decals (Win, 21-19)

VIRGINIA – “The Virgil” with a royal blue helmet with a gray mask; white pants, royal blue jersey (Win, 66-49)

IDAHO STATE – “Midnight Virgil” with a navy blue helmet with a gray mask; white pants, navy blue jersey (Win, 59-14)

in Georgia Southern – “Royal Sitake” – Royal helmet, white jersey, white pants (Victoire, 34-17).

at USC – “Oreo royal”; Royal helmet, white helmet, royal pants (Win, 35-31)

UAB (Independence Bowl) – Midnight Virgil

Mitch Harper is a BYU insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.


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