When Georgia Southern travels to No. 20 Appalachian State on Halloween night (8 p.m. on ESPNU), the Eagles will be outfitted in brand new white helmets that feature wings on both sides similar to that of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.
The program announced their plans to wear the alternate helmet with a teaser video inspired by Stephen King’s “IT” — the 1986 honor novel and subsequent film and television adaptation that features a balloon-carrying clown named Pennywise.
Check out the trailer below, and maybe you’ll float, too.
Georgia Southern traditionally wears a navy blue helmet with a single white stripe down the middle and white block numbers on both sides. The Eagles have experimented with gold and silver accents in the past, though, as well as a white alternate helmet in 2015. That lid featured the standard block numbers on one side and an interlocking “GS” on the other.
Check out more photos of Georgia Southern’s alternate helmet below:
Photos via @GATALifestyle on Twitter
Andrew Lind is the Ohio State football beat writer and photographer at Buckeye Sports Bulletin; founder and graphic designer of The Ohio State Uniform Database; and the NCAA Writer for SportsLogos.net. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewMLind.