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Lobos Break Out Turquoise Accents for LSU

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Lobos will bust out a new combo for their trip to the Bayou this weekend, and with UNM wearing white, Coach Gonzales has decided to break out the turquoise accented uniforms.

New Mexico will wear its new red helmets for the second time this year (and its the first time pairing the red helmet with white uniforms since 1973).  UNM will wear its special turquoise accented white uniforms along with white pants.  Now, fans might be wondering how this could be as LSU wears white at home.  They have done so since 1995, when Gerry DiNardo became the head coach.  He petitioned the AFCA to change the rule that states that the home team must wear a dark color.  The change was made that the road team had to give the home team permission, but the SEC stepped in and said it’s the home team’s prerogative to wear whatever color they want.  So, starting in 1995, LSU wore white at home.

With Nick Saban becoming head coach in 2000, LSU tweaked the tradition, and LSU wears white for SEC games at home and purple for non-conference games at home, with the exception of the season opener, when it always wears white.  LSU has held true to that tradition to this day, meaning LSU will wear purple on Saturday night, meaning UNM is in its road whites.

Fans can watch the game on ESPN+ or SECN+, and listen to it on KKOB with Robert Portnoy and DonTrell Moore on the call.