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Syracuse football wearing white helmets, orange jerseys & pants vs. Albany

A first? Interesting...

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After last week’s more “traditional” home uniform set didn’t work, the Syracuse Orange football team will try out something completely new on Saturday against the Albany Great Danes.

Yes, there are still combinations out there that we haven’t seen since the start of 2019, and white helmets with orange jerseys and orange pants would be one of those. This is the first time SU will don the orange jerseys this season, and haven’t worn them since about the mid-way point of 2020 — a Dome loss to Wake Forest.

Going back to 2019, when this set was introduced, Syracuse is 2-4 in the white helmets, with one of those wins at home (the other was on the road at Ohio in week one of this season). The 1-4 record with orange jerseys isn’t great — nor are any of these records. SU’s lone win with them on was against Western Michigan in 2019 (it’s also the only home win with white helmets).

The orange pants have gotten a lot more burn than the other elements here, going 4-11 so far. SU’s last win in those was actually almost exactly a year ago — at the Dome vs. Georgia Tech.

So what do we think of these duds? It’s new, so that’s fun. Since they’re facing an FCS team, however, it’s unlikely there will be too many photos of this “momentous” uniform occasion for future use (by this blog and likely no one else).