Today we know Boise State as a perennial Group of 5 powerhouse, the program with the unusual blue turf that has been in the top-25 mix for the better part of the past 15 years.
The Broncos have won several big games, but no one can dispute that their seminal moment as a program came in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when they engineered an overtime win over Oklahoma. The game had it all: the David vs. Goliath concept, trick plays and even a marriage proposal from Boise State's star running back Ian Johnson.
Can it really be almost 10 years since the hook-and-lateral, Statue of Liberty combo doomed the Sooners? Boise State's equipment staff is here to confirm that it indeed has been a decade as the Broncos will wear the same combination they wore on that historic night, coupled with throwback helmets, against Colorado State on Saturday (10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2). The school will recognize members from the 2006 team at the game.
Have you heard?! The Broncos are wearing the Fiesta Bowl uni combo this Saturday on THE BLUE for the 2007 Fiesta Bowl 10th Anniversary! pic.twitter.com/QbwWFXqALd— Boise State Broncos (@BroncoSports) October 12, 2016
Indiana's basketball team made the candy striped warmup pants famous, but Adidas is bringing the pattern to the gridiron on Saturday when the Hoosiers host No. 10 Nebraska (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2).
LSU lost mascot Mike VI to cancer on Tuesday, and the Tigers will remember him with helmet decals against Southern Mississippi (7:30 p.m. ET, SECN).
The memorial decal for Mike VI that the Tigers will wear this weekend pic.twitter.com/NU10zVIgdt— LSU Football Equip (@LSUFBEquipment) October 13, 2016
Oklahoma will sport its "Rough Riders" alternate for the first time this season when the Sooners host Kansas State (noon ET, ESPN). The uniform features a wood grain pattern throughout which represents the Sooner Schooner mascot.
UCF has a new white helmet with chrome logos for its homecoming game against Temple (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU). The Knights are calling it their "reflecting" helmet.
Northwestern also has a new helmet with an oversize Wildcat for its road trip to Michigan State.
South Florida (hosting Connecticut) and Arkansas State (hosting South Alabama) are adding pink accents to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.