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Uniform roundup: Mississippi State pays tribute to fallen teammate

The Mississippi State community was rocked last week when defensive lineman Keith Joseph Jr. and his father, former Bulldog linebacker Keith Joseph Sr., were killed in a car accident. Mississippi State will take the field for the first time since the tragic incident on Saturday when it hosts Alabama in what is sure to be an emotional game. The Bulldogs will each wear an "MJ" helmet decal, as that's how Joseph Jr. was known to his teammates.

Freshman defensive back Jamal Peters will honor his teammate by wearing Joseph Jr.'s No. 99 jersey instead of his usual No. 12.


In a game that appeared to be in doubt last weekend, Missouri will take on BYU at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Tigers will wear all-white uniforms and helmets (with chrome accents and tiger stripes), but the school stopped branding the event as a whiteout.


The military appreciation trend continues this weekend following Veterans Day, and perhaps the most noticeable, yet nontraditional display of patriotism comes from UCLA. The Bruins put an interesting twist on the black helmet they wore last month against Cal. One side of the helmet features a "frogman" decal in honor of the Navy SEAL team.

Meanwhile, Syracuse is honoring the Marine Corps with its version of "dress blues," a navy blue look from head to toe. Along with it, the Orange will wear a patch in support of nearby Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division.

USF and Illinois are going with a modest approach, the stars-and-stripes helmet decal.


Iowa teased its black uniforms for Saturday's "blackout" game against Minnesota way back in August, but the Hawkeyes haven't yet revealed the complete uniform.

Leave it to Twitter to spoil the surprise.


Marshall will also wear black alternates along with the "75" helmet decal that pays tribute to the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people. Saturday marks the anniversary of the crash. The Herd debuted the helmets in 2013.


Haven't scratched that black uniform itch yet? Well, South Carolina (which hosts Florida) and Arizona State (which hosts Washington) have you covered.