The Mississippi State football program will wear throwback uniforms featuring the historic Flying “M” logo during its homecoming game against Vanderbilt on Nov. 7.
The Bulldogs wore the Flying “M” on their helmets from 1966-71 as a nod to the university’s close ties to the United States space program through its aerospace and aeronautical engineering programs.
The white helmet is the centerpiece of the uniform, with the Flying “M” on both sides, a maroon stripe down the center and a gray facemask. It also has oversized numbers on the back, staying true to the era in which it was worn.
The maroon jersey features standard block numbers and a single white stripe that – when coupled with the contrasting cuffs – replicates the original two-striped design. The pants, meanwhile, are white and include complementary stripes down the sides.
“I think that for guys that actually wore the uniform, to see it again in 2020 will bring back a bunch of memories,” Mississippi State director of football equipment Preston “Stick” Rogers said in a statement. “To be able to relive that, to bring that history back and showcase it in the modern era, will be huge.”
Kickoff between the Bulldogs and Commodores is set for 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
Photos courtesy of @HailStateFB on Twitter.