BYU football had alternate uniforms, retro end zone design, throwback pregame festivities and retro in-game promotions to celebrate 150 years of college football in its game against Washington on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The football field included a retro scheme with painted end zones featuring a diamond pattern used in the 1960s. The field also featured the official “College Football 150” logos with a retro helmet logo at midfield.
Fans were encouraged to wear white, and BYU football players wore retro white and royal uniforms. The retro jerseys include a white jersey top with royal blue stripes, royal blue pants and white socks with double royal blue stripes at the top. They wore a special throwback helmet with a single royal blue center stripe used in the 1960s and a design featuring the original block Y logo from the early era of BYU athletics.
The football team was not alone in wearing a specific vintage uniform. In addition to the current Cosmo, a vintage Cosmo the Cougar made an appearance during the game. The cheer squad and Cougarettes also wore retro uniforms. BYU concessions sold hot dogs for only $2, special past-era pricing, to go along with the vintage theme.
Vintage throwback apparel was also available for purchase. Mini and full-size replica helmets of those worn for the game as well as limited throwback apparel can be purchased through the BYU Store.
Pregame festivities held at Cougar Canyon also included throwback elements for fans to enjoy. Cougar Canyon’s also featured its usual activities including games, live music and family events.
Former players Ty Detmer, Mo Elewonibi, Jason Buck and Derwin Gray were in attendance and lead the pregame Cougar Walk and carried the alumni flags onto the field before the game.
The past era of BYU football was also featured in BYU Gameday Magazine, the game program for the game, which included a special tradition poster. The press box, in-game promotions and video boards also featured throwback themes to commemorate the event.