Top 10 College Football Uniforms from Week 2
It's only fitting that we get our first chaotic week just two weeks into the season. With the uncertainty that is the 2020 college football season, chaos fits the year better than normalcy. Not only did we see some entertaining games, but we saw some clean looks from the teams participating. UTSA and Texas State not only played a great game this weekend, but both teams brought out some fresh uniforms to complement their play.
1. UTSA: The Roadrunners started the Jeff Traylor era with a thrilling 51-48 win over Texas State. Oh and they looked great doing it. UTSA increased the size of the roadrunner on their helmet, slapped the same logo on the shoulders, and went with the all white look Saturday. Maybe it was the unifroms, but they were definitely flying around the field on their way to one of the best games (if not the best) in the two weeks of college football.
2. Tulane: All white is one of the cleanest looks that any team can utilize, and the Green Wave used that to their advantage. Baby blue and green is a unique combination, but Tulane embraces the challenges that come with it, and put out some elite combos. This week they went all white, with the metallic angry Wave logo and green facemasks. It took me a while to love this color combination, but now it's going to be tough to convince me it's not a great look.
3. Florida State: It wasn't the ending that Seminoles fans envisioned, but let's look at the positives. They looked good, and that's something they can expect under Mike Norvell. Just like their special teams. Norvell's Memphis teams switched up their uniforms quite a bit, and thrived in the third aspect of the game. Florida State might not have won the game, but they continued those two trends. It just might be a little while before things get rolling on the field.
4. Coastal Carolina: It's tough not to notice the teal, but even harder when the team pulls off a Big 12 upset. Again. The Chanticleers returned to Kansas, and came away with a second consecutive win over the Jayhawks. They also won in the uniform department, going white lids with white jerseys and teal pants. It's a unique color that's tough to pull off, but Coastal Carolina keeps it simple, giving them another win for the weekend.
5. Georgia Tech: Geoff Collins and the Yellow Jackets overcame being the underdog, a weather delay, and three blocked kicks to beat Florida State 16-13. They also looked good doing it. Now that they've moved on from Russell, there's a chance they can switch things up a little bit more. Oh, and freshman Jeff Sims appears to be the quarterback of the future for this team. Lots of wins this weekend.
6. Notre Dame: I'll be honest, it's going to be tough for a traditional jersey team to get into the Top 5 on a weekly basis. Maybe that's my bias towards new uniforms, but that doesn't mean I don't like a simple, repetitive look. Notre Dame's switch in their gold helmets were a game changer, and you don't really need to change things up with blue and gold.
7. Miami: D'Eriq King and his new team took care of business in a 31-14 win over UAB, and the Canes kept things mostly simple in terms of play calling. They also did the same with their uniforms. It doesn't look as good with Adidas, but at least the look hasn't been changed too much. All I'm saying is the Nike Miami uniforms looked much better.
8. Charlotte: They didn't come away with a win, but the 49ers debuted their new logo and look. I would have liked a little more green in the uniforms, but overall it was a clean look. The 'C' logo looks phenomenal. The 'CLT' can go away. But overall, the green and gold looks good, and I'm excited to see what they pull out in the future.
9. Texas State: Two weeks in a row for the Bobcats, who wouldn't have sniffed the Top 10 last year. Maybe it's how they're playing, or maybe they actually have a clean look. Who knows. It's tough that they're 0-2, but they've lost by a combined 10 points. One thing's for sure, this team can make plays and look good doing it.
10. West Virginia: Jarrett Doege and the Mountaineers got off to a hot start, and really only needed a half to finish the game. West Virginia put in quick work of Eastern Kentucky, winning 56-10. Their look also won the day. The white helmets with the navy logo sticks out with the navy and gold uniforms, but it's a look that's growing on me more and more.