The first trick play of the day was perfectly executed by Purdue — the Boilermakers just pulled off a great helmet swap before kickoff against Ohio State. The school has been promoting a blackout and teasing new railroad-style helmets all week, but they were nowhere to be seen during warm-ups:
— Lantern Sports (@LanternSports) November 2, 2013
Purdue comes out wearing black jerseys and gold helmets, but they’ll switch to black helmets after warmups. So sneaky, those Boilermakers.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) November 2, 2013
As promised, the team did eventually come out wearing brand new helmets:
Here’s a close-up:
— James Cosgrove (@JamesCosgrove30) February 11, 2013
They are a quirky and different, and pretty Purdue-specific — I think that makes them a nice choice. Purdue fans, do you like the new look?