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Iowa Unveils Special Jersey For Home Game Vs. Penn State

A group of Iowa Hawkeyes football helmets.

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 03: General view of Iowa Hawkeyes helmets are seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 3, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Black and Gold has been Iowa's color scheme for decades, but the team has largely used black jerseys with gold pants for home games and white jerseys with black and gold trim for away games. But the Hawkeyes plan to change things up this year, and are introducing a special jersey for a special game.

On Thursday the football team unveiled the special jerseys that they will be wearing on October 12 against Penn State. The bold design is all gold with black trim and feather shapes sticking out from the neck.

The new jerseys were revealed with a Nike hype video and were very well received by the players.

The design is a clear throwback to another former Iowaw design, but using gold instead of black as the primary color.

Though the fan reaction was a bit mixed, most were generally very excited by the new designs, giving their stamps of approving on social media. Even some non-Iowa fans couldn't help but admire the design.

It's unclear at this time if the Hawkeyes will be utilizing these jerseys beyond the game against Penn State though.

As with almost any new uniform, it has its critics...

But who knows? Maybe they'll look even better in person.