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Uni tracker: Could we see orange helmets against Iowa State?

by Gina Mizell Published: October 16, 2012
OSU's uniform look against Kansas, featuring a new gray helmet.
OSU's uniform look against Kansas, featuring a new gray helmet.

OSU’s uniform look against Kansas, featuring a new gray helmet.

Each week, we’ll look back at what uniform combination Oklahoma State wore and make a prediction for the next game. Nothing scientific about it. All in good fun.

So was the gray-white-gray look the Cowboys sported against Kansas — which featured new gray helmets with a white OSU logo with orange trim — still considered a repeat combo? I’m going to go with yes. And it’s the first time that OSU has won when wearing a uniform combo for a second time.

By the way, the uniform creator on OSU’s official website has added the new gray helmet — and still has the old one. So maybe we should count Saturday’s look as a new combo. But there have also been two white helmets, and last season both did not technically factor into the 48 possible combos. I’m so confused. Moving on…

Anyway, Homecoming. Cue the orange helmet rumors. During the summer, equipment manager Wes Edwards told me OSU hopes to add an orange helmet at some point, and Mike Gundy said during his OKC Caravan he has been “pushing” for orange lids and that he thought there was a chance we could see them this season.

Edwards also added that if the the Cowboys would have had orange helmets last season, “we probably would have broken (them) out for Homecoming first.”

So if OSU’s got them, this seems to be the perfect week to make their debut.

But before making a prediction, let’s look back at the uniform combos OSU has worn so far.

2011 season
Louisiana-Lafayette: White helmet, gray jersey, white pants (1-0)
Arizona: White helmet, black jersey, black pants (1-0)
Tulsa: White helmet (alternate black letters), white jersey, black pants (1-0)
Texas A&M: Gray helmet, white jersey, gray pants (1-0)
Kansas: Black helmet, black jersey, orange pants (1-0)
Texas: Black helmet, white jersey, black pants (1-0)
Missouri: White helmet, white jersey, white pants (1-0)
Baylor: Gray helmet, orange jersey, gray pants (1-0)
Kansas State: Gray helmet, black jersey, gray pants (1-0)
Texas Tech: White helmet, white jersey, gray pants (1-0)
Iowa State: Black helmet, white jersey, orange pants (0-1)
Oklahoma: Black helmet, orange jersey, black pants (1-0)
Fiesta Bowl: Black helmet, black jersey, black pants (1-0)

2012 season
Savannah State: White helmet, orange jersey, white pants (1-0)
Arizona: White helmet, white jersey, gray pants (repeat, now 1-1 in combo)
Louisiana-Lafayette: Black helmet, orange jersey, orange pants (1-0)
Texas: Black helmet, orange jersey, black pants (repeat, now 1-1 in combo)
Kansas: Gray helmet, white jersey, gray pants (repeat, now 2-0 in combo)

Three completely uneducated guesses for Iowa State:
Orange helmet, orange jersey, orange pants
White helmet, orange jersey, orange pants
Orange helmet, black jersey, orange pants

So far this season: 1-of-5


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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