The West Virginia Mountaineers have announced their uniforms for the upcoming game against TCU. WVU will be wearing blue helmets, white jerseys, and gold pants.
This is the “traditional” road look for the Mountaineers, as this combination was worn practically every road game during much of the Don Nehlen era (1980-2000), however it was only worn one time during the Dana Holgerson era (2012-2018). The Mountaineers wore the blue, white, gold look in 2016 at Oklahoma State. This was one of only three WVU losses in that season, as Oklahoma State won 37-20.
This combination has been dawned once under current head coach Neal Brown, and that was in 2019 when the Mountaineers lost to Missouri 38-7 in Brown’s second game at West Virginia.
The most notable game where this combination was worn was the 1989 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl. This game featured the No. 3 ranked and undefeated West Virginia Mountaineers against the No. 1 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The winner of this game would be crowned college football’s champion, as there was no “National Championship” in that era.
In the championship game, WVU star quarterback Major Harris went down with an injury on the third play of the game. Harris was not the same for the remainder of the game, and WVU’s offense didn’t get going until late. Notre Dame won the game 34-21 and was crowned champion.
The Mountaineers will wear this combination for the first time since that Missouri game on Saturday, when they take on the TCU Horned Frogs. Kickoff is set 7:30 p.m. from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
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