For the first time since 1998, LSU will wear gold jerseys in a football game on Saturday against Mississippi State.
In a press release, LSU coach Les Miles announced that the Tigers will wear the “Gridiron Gold” uniform in the Tigers annual "Gold Game." The uniforms will feature old gold jerseys similar of the color the Tigers wore during the 1940s.
“We're very excited to wear the old LSU colors and honor the past with this new uniform,” said running back Leonard Fournette in a statement. "It's a special moment for us to be able to wear it and represent Louisiana on the field. The uniform is a throwback; it's a classy look."
The Tigers will also be wearing a special helmets that will include numerals, inside of the traditional LSU logo. The helmets are to pay tribute to LSU’s helmet design from 1957-71, when the players' jersey numbers were also displayed on each side of the headgear.
The jerseys will also include a vintage block "L” logo on right hip of the pants and the old school "Sailor Mike” logo on the collars of the jerseys.
It’ll also be the first time since LSU wore gold jerseys in Tiger Stadium was 1996, when the Tigers posted a 35-0 win over Vanderbilt.