Though the next blood moon will not occur until May 26, 2021, the N.C. State football program will wear alternate uniforms inspired by the astronomical phenomenon against Florida State on Nov. 14.
According to a press release, the matte black helmet and plain black pants signify the darkness of an eclipse, while the red uniform is supposed to mimic the color of the blood moon. The black numbers, wordmark and shoulder design are also black and feature a reflective outline to convey the light reflected by the moon.
N.C. State’s standard home uniform is also red, but features white numbers and prominently displays the school name across the chest instead. So, this marks just the third time in program history the Wolfpack will wear their nickname in that spot, joining the “Ice Wolf” alternates worn on two occasions in 2018.
Coincidentally, N.C. State scored 41 points in both of those games, including a win over Georgia State and a loss to Syracuse. The “Blood Moon” alternate uniforms, meanwhile, are complete with the Tuffy logo on both sides of the helmet, as well as the right hip of the pants.
The Wolfpack, who are 4-1 this season, travel to No. 14 North Carolina before back-to-back home contests against No. 11 Miami and Florida State. Kickoff for the game against the Seminoles has not yet been determined.
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