BATON ROUGE, La. (The Daily Advertiser) – LSU coach Les Miles announced Monday that the Tigers will wear throwback “Gridiron Gold” uniforms for Saturday’s game in Tiger Stadium versus Mississippi State. The uniforms will form the centerpiece of LSU’s annual Gold Game festivities on Sept. 17.
The “Gridiron Gold” uniforms feature Old Gold jerseys reminiscent of the color the Tigers wore during the 1940s. The uniforms are also highlighted by white helmets with the players’ jersey numbers on either side of the headgear.
Other throwback elements include a vintage block “L” logo on right hip of the pants and the old school “Sailor Mike” logo on the collars of the jerseys.
“We’re very excited to wear the old LSU colors and honor the past with this new uniform,” said LSU All-America running back Leonard Fournette. “It’s a special moment for us to be able to wear it and represent Louisiana on the field. The uniform is a throwback; it’s a classy look.”
Saturday’s game will mark the first time LSU has worn gold jerseys since 1998, when the Tigers faced Florida in Gainesville. The last time LSU wore gold jerseys in Tiger Stadium was 1996, when the Tigers posted a 35-0 win over Vanderbilt.