Things didn’t turn out too well for the Syracuse Orange football team the last time they wore the traditional orange/blue/orange home uniform combo (the 17-7 loss to Rutgers a couple weeks ago), so they’ll give it another shot on Friday night vs. the Liberty Flames.
The home look for @CuseFootball in Friday night's Dome matchup with Liberty!@CintasCorp is the official uniform supplier of the Carrier Dome. pic.twitter.com/p52TPuI4SV— Syracuse Athletics (@Cuse) September 23, 2021
The orange helmets, blue jerseys and orange pants haven’t fared too well since the 2019 uniform redesign, with Syracuse going 2-6 in them — including four straight since starting 2-2-. Along with the loss to Rutgers this year, SU also lost to NC State, Boston College and... Liberty wearing them last year.
Orange helmets are just 5-14 since 2019, while the blue jerseys are 3-6 and orange pants are 5-11.
Admittedly, the reveal of the typical home combo does come as a bit of a surprise. While the student section called for a “white out” (for no real reason) on Friday, there will also be Pepsi-blue SU towels in the stands for students. Meanwhile, the team will be wearing a uniform set that’s primarily orange. It’s all very Syracuse, when you think about it. And believe me, I do.
In any case, let’s just hope for a win so we’re focused on other things beyond uncoordinated visual efforts.