The University of Pennsylvania will celebrate Franklin Field’s 125th season with throwback uniforms that mimic the Quakers’ look during the 1970s.
The new red uniforms are similar to Penn’s current navy blue home and white road uniforms, as they use the same number font and team wordmark on the chest. The only difference from a design standpoint is the lack of contrasting sleeve caps and colors of the sleeve stripes.
The Quakers’ new helmet, meanwhile, pulls inspiration from those worn by the team from 1971-78. It features two navy blue stripes down the center and a “P” inside a white football-shaped decal on both sides.
Penn is 0-1 this fall following a season-opening 28-27 loss at Delaware on Sept. 21. The Quakers are back in action this weekend at Lafayette, with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. on the Patriot League Network.
No word yet when Penn will wear these throwback uniforms, though.
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Andrew Lind is an Ohio State football beat writer and photographer at Buckeye Sports Bulletin; founder of The Ohio State Uniform Database; and the NCAA and NFL writer at SportsLogos.net. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewMLind.