Iowa donning alternate uniforms versus Wisconsin for ‘Military Appreciation Black Out Game’

In honor of Veteran’s Day and recognizing those that have served the United States of America, the Iowa Hawkeyes are giving a nod to each one of those heroes when they take the field this Saturday afternoon for the “Military Appreciation Black Out Game.”

This Saturday will see the Hawkeyes kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT against the Wisconsin Badgers, but it won’t include the traditional black jerseys and yellow pants. The Hawkeyes have announced they will be pulling out their all-black uniforms.

Not only will the uniforms be all-black, the helmets will get a minor tweak to them as well. While they will still have the famous Tigerhawk logo, it will be an American flag themed Tigerhawk as opposed to the standard yellow logo.

This is not the first time that Iowa has worn these uniforms. Last season, the Hawkeyes pulled out the black pants when they hosted the Minnesota Golden Gophers. That game saw Iowa pull out a 27-22 victory over Minnesota to advance to 8-2 on the way to their Big Ten West title.

Iowa and Wisconsin each enter this contest with matching 5-4 overall records paired with 3-3 Big Ten conference play records as well. The two teams are fighting to become bowl eligible with their sixth win but also hoping to stay alive in the Big Ten West race.

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