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Photos: Mizzou Changes Player Number Color For Anthracite Jerseys

Missouri finishes up its non-conference schedule this weekend against Indiana, and the Tigers will be doing so in a slightly new look. The school has decided to change the color of the player numbers on its anthracite jerseys from black to gold. Jack Peglow of rockmnation.com reports that it's because of the NCAA's rule regarding contrasting jersey and number colors.

To clarify, it's not actually a new rule - just one that has been slowly getting more and more emphasis. Basically, if the referee can't read the numbers easily, you could lose up to four timeouts in a game.

">@Nike jersey tomorrow: http://t.co/UvCJQWv5Fr GP pic.twitter.com/4Lkm2fXl0T

— Coach Gary Pinkel (@GaryPinkel)

#Mizzou Football Family is wearing a new @Nike jersey tomorrow: http://t.co/UvCJQWv5Fr GP pic.twitter.com/4Lkm2fXl0T

— Coach Gary Pinkel (@GaryPinkel) September 19, 2014

">September 19, 2014

">@PhilHecken Mizzou updated the jerseys because of the rule change making same colored numbers illegal. Comparison: pic.twitter.com/qnS43tTzng

— Jack Peglow (@JackPeglow)

@PhilHecken Mizzou updated the jerseys because of the rule change making same colored numbers illegal. Comparison: pic.twitter.com/qnS43tTzng

— Jack Peglow (@JackPeglow) September 19, 2014

">September 19, 2014

It's still a sharp look, so it's not a huge deal. The Tigers and Hoosiers kick off at 4 PM EST on the SEC Network. Last year's contest featured 73 points and over 1100 yards of offense - you may want to tune in.